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Umm Kulthūm: Artistic Agency and the Shaping of an Arab by Laura Lohman

By Laura Lohman

In 1967 Egypt and the Arab international suffered a devastating defeat via Israel within the Six-Day warfare. notwithstanding gone the age at which so much singers could have retired, the sexagenarian Egyptian singer Umm Kulth m introduced a multifaceted reaction to the defeat that not just sustained her profession, but in addition improved her foreign repute and formed her legacy. through studying biographies, dramas, monuments, radio programming practices, and up to date recordings, Laura Lohman delves into Umm Kulth m’s position in fashioning her photo and the conflicting ways in which her photo and track were interpreted due to the fact that her demise in 1975.

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Hatshepsut From Queen to Pharaoh by Catharine H. Roehrig, Reneé Dreyfus, Cathleen A. Keller

By Catharine H. Roehrig, Reneé Dreyfus, Cathleen A. Keller

Cleopatra could be the most renowned lady of old Egypt, yet way more major was once Hatshepsut, a feminine pharaoh who reigned for almost 20 years within the 15th century B.C., through the early interval of the recent nation. After performing as regent for her younger nephew-stepson Thutmose III, Hatshepsut assumed the identify of king and exercised the entire powers of the throne as senior co-ruler with Thutmose. based on Egyptian ideology and representational culture, she was once usually depicted as a male king. Hatshepsuts reign, totally approved via a flourishing Egypt, brought a interval of giant inventive creativity. a few 20 years after her dying, even though, monuments bearing her photograph have been ruthlessly defaced, and her identify was once erased from ancient money owed.

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Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a by John R. Bradley

By John R. Bradley

Five many years after Nasser and the loose officials overthrew the British-backed monarchy in a dramatic coup d'état, the way forward for Egypt grows extra doubtful by way of the day. John Bradley examines the junctions of Egyptian politics and society as they slowly crumble lower than the dual pressures of a ruthless army dictatorship at domestic and a improper heart East coverage in Washington. Inside Egypt is a tour-de-force of the main brutal Arab kingdom the place torture and corruption are endemic--but person who can be a key U.S. all and a ancient nearby trendsetter. This uniquely insightful e-book brings to bright existence Egypt's competing identities and political traits, because the Mubarak dynasty struggles to unravel a succession concern and the disciplined Islamists wait patiently within the wings for an opportunity to grab power.

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Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, by Maya Jasanoff

By Maya Jasanoff

During this innovative publication, Maya Jasanoff uncovers the extreme tales of creditors who lived at the frontiers of the British Empire in India and Egypt, tracing their exploits to inform an intimate heritage of imperialism. Jasanoff delves underneath the grand narratives of energy, exploitation, and resistance to examine the British Empire in the course of the eyes of the folk stuck up in it. Written and researched on 4 continents, fringe of Empire enters an international the place humans lived, enjoyed, mingled, and pointed out with each other in methods richer and extra complicated than earlier debts have led us to think have been attainable. And as this ebook demonstrates, lines of that international stay tangible—and topical—today. An cutting edge, persuasive, and provocative paintings of heritage.

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Cairo & Nile Delta. Includes the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara by Vanessa Betts

By Vanessa Betts

Concise and cheap, this advisor positive aspects crucial details on Cairo's most sensible attractions and the encircling Nile Delta. good points first-class info at the city's most sensible museums and points of interest in addition to an necessities part with functional recommendation to assist guests plan their journey, special maps of the city's well known districts, up to date listings of the place to devour, sleep and feature fun.

  • Includes unique insurance of Cairo
  • Features recommendation on day-trips to the encircling geographical region, making it an incredible companion
  • Up-to-date thoughts of serious areas to stick and eat
  • Detailed highway maps to assist visitors navigate their approach round the city
  • Slim adequate to slot in pocket
  • Explores past the town limits to the Nile Delta

    Loaded with useful suggestion on getting round in addition to designated info at the urban and region's best points of interest, this Footprintfocus advisor can help guests adventure the genuine Egypt, with no weighing them down. The content material of the...

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    El Automóvil Club de Egipto by Alaa Al Aswany

    By Alaa Al Aswany

    El escritor egipcio de más éxito regresa con una bold novela ambientada en El Cairo antes de l. a. caída de l. a. monarquía y los angeles descolonización.

    A finales de los años cuarenta del siglo pasado, los pachás y los miembros de l. a. monarquía coquetean con los diplomáticos y l. a. aristocracia europea bajo las aspas de los ventiladores del Automóvil membership de Egipto. l. a. extravagancia y los angeles magnificencia de sus miembros inunda los lujosos salones y, mientras el despótico rey de Egipto y Sudán honra con su presencia los angeles mesa de póquer, los angeles plantilla de sirvientas y empleados del membership vive atemorizada bajo l. a. autoridad rigid del ayuda de cámara del monarca.

    Entre los trabajadores se encuentra Abdelassís Hamam, un burgués arruinado del Alto Egipto que llegó a El Cairo con los angeles esperanza de asegurar l. a. educación de sus hijos. Al igual que sus compañeros, ha soportado hasta ahora el despotismo y los angeles injusticia del orden establecido sin ser consciente de que una minoría ha empezado a plantar l. a. semilla de los angeles insurgencia dentro y fuera de las paredes del membership. Serán los hijos de Abselassís quienes deberán luchar por su futuro y tomar partido en un país donde los angeles opresión británica tiene los días contados.

    La crítica ha dicho...
    «En El Automóvil membership de Egipto el intelectual más icónico de l. a. revolución egipcia aborda, precisamente, una rebelión.»
    El País

    «Narrador talentoso, el autor nos muestra una galería de personajes fascinantes y complejos.»
    Paris Match

    «Extraordinario, profuso, democrático.»
    Arte

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    The Italian Invasion Of Abyssinia 1935-36 by David Nicolle, Raffaele Ruggeri

    By David Nicolle, Raffaele Ruggeri

    In October 1935 Mussolini ordered the invasion of Ethiopia from Italian-held Eritrea and Somaliland, considering that he may simply weigh down an ill-prepared and badly built enemy. The Italians, within the face of common condemnation from the League of countries, unfold terror and destruction via their indiscriminate use of air strength and poison fuel opposed to an enemy extra used to medieval tools of war. David Nicolle examines intimately the devices, gear and uniforms of the forces on each side of this clash that unrealistically reinforced Il Duce's colonial targets. an excellent learn ably supported through Raffaele Ruggeri's distinct full-page color plates.

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    Punt: Die Suche nach dem »Gottesland« by Francis Breyer

    By Francis Breyer

    Francis Breyer's Punt. Die Suche nach dem ›Gottesland‹ covers each element pertaining to Punt, this land identified simply from old Egyptian assets. a number of disciplines have contributed to the dialogue on its localization: Egyptology, Nubien stories, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, and African experiences, between others. some of the disciplines' arguments are conscientiously studied, in particular with the background of analysis and the Zeitgeist in brain. For the first actual time, the query is requested, which archaeological tradition from the horn of Africa may be correlated to the information from the textual and iconographic resources, all of that are accumulated, translated and commented on. Breyer not just comprehensively reconstructs the whole association of the Egyptian expeditions, i.e. contributors, routes, exchange items, but in addition addresses the folk of Punt, their cultural history and lifestyle.

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    Catalog Of Demotic Texts In The Brooklyn Museum (Oriental by George R. Hughes

    By George R. Hughes

    This catalogue is meant to be just a record of the Brooklyn Museum's choice of 212 Demotic Egyptian texts. offers either the Museum and Demoticists usually with an inventory of every thing plus basically such info as may make the record beneficial. it isn't meant to be a whole booklet of the texts with the standard complete transliteration, translation, notes, and images or drawings. quite, samples of every kind of textual content (papyri, ostraca, inscribed stone and wood items) are illustrated at the plates and in simple terms the extra attention-grabbing passages within the texts are given in transliteration and translation. The booklet concludes with key observe, identify, identify, and geographical identify indices.

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