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Download Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the by Wael Ghonim PDF

By Wael Ghonim

The revolutions that swept the center East in 2011 stunned and captivated the realm. Brutal regimes that have been in strength for many years have been overturned by means of an irrepressible mass of freedom seekers. Now, one of many figures who emerged through the Egyptian rebellion tells the riveting inside of tale of what occurred and stocks the keys to unleashing the ability of crowds.

Wael Ghonim used to be a little-known, thirty-year-old Google government in the summertime of 2010 whilst he anonymously introduced a fb web page to protest the loss of life of 1 Egyptian guy by the hands of defense forces. The page’s following elevated fast and moved from on-line protests to a nonconfrontational movement.

The formative years of Egypt made historical past: they used social media to agenda a revolution. the decision went out to greater than one million Egyptians on-line, and on January 25, 2011, Cairo’s Tahrir sq. resounded with demands swap. but simply because the revolution begun in earnest, Ghonim used to be captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was once published, he gave a tearful speech on nationwide tv, and the protests grew extra extreme. 4 days later, the president of Egypt was once gone.
    
The classes Ghonim attracts will motivate each one folks. He observed the line to Tahrir sq. equipped now not by means of anybody individual, yet by way of the folk. In Revolution 2.0, we will be able to all be heroes.

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Download Egypt: Internal Challenges and Regional Stability (Chatham by Lillian C Harris PDF

By Lillian C Harris

Kassem presents a concise and obtainable advent to Egypt, together with chapters on household politics, overseas coverage, financial system and kingdom formation. it will likely be of curiosity to a person learning Egypt from a social technological know-how standpoint.

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Download The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Ani in the by E. A. Wallis Budge PDF

By E. A. Wallis Budge

A suite of texts which the traditional Egyptian scribes composed for the good thing about the dead--spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magic formulae and names, phrases of strength and prayers, minimize or painted on partitions of pyramids and tombs, and painted on coffins, sarcophagi, and rolls of papyri. broad creation, hieroglyphic texts, and English translations.

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Download Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East by Jeremy Bowen PDF

By Jeremy Bowen

Original yr of publication: 2003

The Six-Day conflict used to be a unprecedented human drama. It swept up a new release of Israelis and Arabs whose young children nonetheless can't dwell peacefully on the planet the struggle created. this day, Israel is the superpower of the quarter. It has nuclear guns yet hasn't ever been in a position to digest the land it swallowed in 1967. even though titanic its military, it is going to by no means be at peace or believe safe till the way forward for this land is settled. Thirty-six years after the tip of the six days of scuffling with, after millions extra deaths and the failure of years of negotiation to attempt to arrive a political payment, Israelis and Palestinians are battling once more at the streets within the West financial institution and Gaza. it's nonetheless a low-level clash, but when one other full-blown center East conflict breaks out, its roots will lie in these six days in June 1967. Drawing on his reports because the BBC's former heart East correspondent, and construction on vast unique study and interviews with a few of the key contributors, Jeremy Bowen makes use of his enormous array of contacts to weave jointly a very convincing and compelling account, hour by means of hour, of the 1967 conflict among Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria. As insightful because the top glossy historical past writing and as gripping as fiction, it is a significant debut by means of an writer with really good media contacts.

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Download Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street by Naguib Mahfouz PDF

By Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz’s exceptional epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears to be like the following in a single quantity for the 1st time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing tale of a Muslim kin in Cairo in the course of Britain’s career of Egypt within the early many years of the 20 th century.

The novels of The Cairo Trilogy hint 3 generations of the kin of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who ideas his loved ones with a strict hand whereas residing a mystery lifetime of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his light, oppressed spouse, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his 3 sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching highbrow Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad’s rebellious teenagers fight to maneuver past his domination in Palace of Desire, because the global round them opens to the currents of modernity and political and family turmoil introduced via the Twenties. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz’s brilliant tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax because the getting older patriarch sees one grandson develop into a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the sweetheart of a robust politician.

Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials replicate these in their turbulent nation through the years spanning the 2 international Wars, as switch involves a society that has resisted it for hundreds of years. choked with compelling drama, earthy humor, and noteworthy perception, The Cairo Trilogy is the success of a grasp storyteller.

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Download For Better, For Worse: The Marriage Crisis That Made Modern by Hanan Kholoussy PDF

By Hanan Kholoussy

For plenty of Egyptians within the early 20th century, the largest nationwide challenge was once no longer British domination or the nice melancholy yet a "marriage problem" heralded within the press as a devastating upward thrust within the variety of middle-class males refraining from marriage. Voicing anxieties over a presumed bring up in bachelorhood, Egyptians extensively utilized the issues of Egyptian marriage to criticize British rule, unemployment, the disintegration of girl seclusion, the inflow of girls into faculties, middle-class materialism, and Islamic legislation they deemed incompatible with modernity.For greater, For Worse explores how marriage grew to become the lens during which Egyptians critiqued greater socioeconomic and political matters. Delving into the drastically varied portrayals and practices of marriage in either the click and the Islamic courtroom files, this cutting edge examine how Egyptians understood marital and civil rights and tasks in the course of the early 20th century bargains clean insights into ongoing debates approximately nationalism, colonialism, gender, and the relations.

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Download Ancient Perspectives on Egypt (Encounters with Ancient by Roger Matthews, Cornelia Roemer PDF

By Roger Matthews, Cornelia Roemer

The self-discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular,with little information of the improvement of archaeologies in other places. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. for instance the function of historical Egypt inside Africa has not often been thought of together by way of Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypt's personal view of itself has been missed; perspectives of it within the old earlier, in additional contemporary occasions and at the present time have remained underexposed. Encounters with historic Egypt is a chain of 8 books which addresses those concerns. The books interrelate, tell and remove darkness from each other and may attract a large industry together with lecturers, scholars and most people drawn to Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, structure, layout and heritage. The attract of Egypt isn't really particular to the trendy international. Egypt additionally held a fascination and appeal for individuals of the previous. during this publication, teachers from a variety of disciplines determine the importance of Egypt in the settings of its previous. The chronological span is from later prehistory, via to the earliest literate eras of interplay with Mesopotamia and the Levant, the Aegean, Greece and Rome. historic views on Egypt comprises either archaeological and documented facts, which levels from the earliest writing attested in Egypt and Mesopotamia within the past due fourth millennium BC, to graffiti from Abydos that exhibit pilgrimages from all around the Mediterranean global, to the perspectives of Roman poets at the nature of Egypt. This ebook offers, for the 1st time in one quantity, a multi-faceted yet coherent number of pictures of Egypt from, and of, the earlier.  

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Download Land and Power in Ptolemaic Egypt: The Structure of Land by J. G. Manning PDF

By J. G. Manning

By way of revealing the dynamics among crucial and native energy in Egypt, Joe Manning demonstrates that Ptolemaic fiscal strength finally formed Roman Egyptian social and financial associations. His ebook deals a framework for figuring out the constitution of the Ptolemaic kingdom and financial system, in addition to the connection among the recent Ptolemaic monetary associations and the traditional Egyptian criminal traditions of estate rights. Historians of Egypt and the Hellenistic global will welcome the amount.

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