In this Concise History of Egypt are described the prime political, social and cultural events which shaped the country's 5000 year history, beginning with Menes, the first Pharaoh to reign over a united Egyptian state, down to its recent ...
Author: Derek Adie Flower
In this Concise History of Egypt are described the prime political, social and cultural events which shaped the country's 5000 year history, beginning with Menes, the first pharaoh to reign over a united Egyptian state, down to its present day rulers.
in. eGypt. I At the outset of the First World War, Britain had promised that Egypt
would not be involved in the hostilities against Turkey. Yet grievances were
exacerbated by the requisitioning of animals and crops, and perhaps most of all
by the ...
Author: John McHugo
Publisher: New Press, The
From Algeria and Libya to Egypt and Syria, the Arab world commands Western headlines, even as its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. Perhaps no other region is so closely linked to contemporary U.S. foreign policy, and nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. A Concise History of the Arabs argues that the key to understanding the Arab world today—and in the years ahead—is unlocking its past. John McHugo takes the reader on a journey through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. His sweeping and fluent account describes in vivid detail the mission of the Prophet Muhammad, the expansion of Islam, the origins of Shiism, medieval and modern conflicts, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the interaction with Western ideas, the struggle to escape foreign domination, the rise of Islamism, and the end of the era of dictators. McHugo reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form, why change was inevitable, and what choices lie ahead following the Arab Spring. This deeply informed and accessible account is the perfect entry point for anyone seeking to comprehend this vital part of the world.
Moses is the single most important figure in Jewish history and religion. He led
the Israelites out of Egypt and gave them the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai
. The story of Moses is contained in the Torah, also known as the Pentateuch ...
Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.
The first, original edition of this book was produced as a result of extensive team work, and the majority of the contributors are South Sudanese citizens, either living in South Sudan or in the diaspora.
Author: Breidlid, Anders
Publisher: Fountain Publishers
This new and revised edition of A Concise History of South Sudan was revised by Avelino Androga Said, Yosa Wawa, Anne Farren and Anders Breidlid. All chapters were revised and a new chapter on the period from the referendum in 2011 to the period after independence has been added. When the first edition was published in 2010 it was the first history book of its kind in the now South Sudan. This first edition was primarily intended for secondary schools in South Sudan, but the book proved to arouse great interest to many other South Sudanese both inside South Sudan as well as in the diaspora. This was not surprising since it was the first history book on South Sudan to cover, albeit not in detail, the whole history from the origin of mankind to the present. The book may be of interest to students, academicians, politicians and civil society groups such as churches and youth and women's groups. The first, original edition of this book was produced as a result of extensive team work, and the majority of the contributors are South Sudanese citizens, either living in South Sudan or in the diaspora.
This compact, well-written history covers major mathematical ideas and techniques from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, surveying the works of Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others.
Author: Dirk Jan Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This compact, well-written history covers major mathematical ideas and techniques from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, surveying the works of Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "The author's ability as a first-class historian as well as an able mathematician has enabled him to produce a work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
900 s.C., the Minoan, Mycenaean, and Hittite worlds had disappeared. the power
of Egypt and Babylonia had been greatly reduced, and new peoples had come
into a historical setting. The most outstanding of these new peoples were the ...
Author: Dirk J. Struik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
from the thraldom of Egypt , wherefore our Saviour , considering that there could
not be a more appropriate time for founding a ceremony that was to
commemorate the universal emancipation of all mankind from the thraldom of
Satan , chose ...
THE contradictions which are apparent in' the theology of the Egyptians may be
removed by having recourse, as we ... of the Þdoctrines of Zoroaster with the
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After besieging it for two months, Bonaparte finally retreated in May when he
learned that the British were transporting a Turkish army to Egypt. When
Bonaparte left on the costly Syrian campaign he had thirteen thousand men. He
returned to ...
Author: Sylvia Neely
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This concise yet rich introduction to the French Revolution explores the origins, development, and eventual decline of a movement that defines France to this day. Through an accessible chronological narrative, Sylvia Neely explains the complex events, conflicting groups, and rapid changes that characterized this critical period in French history. She traces the fundamental transformations in government and society that forced the French to come up with new ways of thinking about their place in the world, ultimately leading to liberalism, conservatism, terrorism, and modern nationalism. Throughout, the author focuses on the essential political events that propelled the Revolution, at the same time deftly interweaving the intellectual, social, diplomatic, military, and cultural history of the time. Neely explains how the difficult choices made by the royal government and the revolutionaries alike not only brought on the collapse of the Old Regime but moved the nation into increasingly radical policies, to the Terror, and finally to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. Written with clarity and nuance, this work offers a deeply knowledgeable understanding of the political possibilities available at any given moment in the course of the Revolution, placing them in a broad social context. All readers interested in France and revolutionary history will find this an engaging and rewarding read.
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