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About the Author

James Jankowski is Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former Fulbright Fellow and expert on modern Egyptian history, he is author or co-author of four books and numerous articles.
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Product Details

  • Series: Short Histories
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (September 28, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851682406
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851682409
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,172,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book needs an update. It's from 2000 yet there is a distinct lack of analysis (even adjusted for history, I realize it takes years for academia to catch up with current events) until the reign of Mubarak. Also, I didn't quite see enough discussion of the parallel societies such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic extremist groups in response to the issue of social justice and the future of Egypt. Very easy to read surprisingly and short too. This is a great primer for anyone interested in reading the history of Modern Egypt.
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By Nora on September 19, 2013
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Had to take this for a class at University of Illinois. Quick read, with tons of information that allowed for understanding and background of Egypt.
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