Subject Area: Egypt

Ashraf Marwan, Israel’s Most Valuable Spy: How the Mossad Recruited Nasser’s Own Son-In-Law
Kahana, Ephraim
2010 0-7734-3612-X 196 pages
This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits and manages agents.

Ashraf Marwan was born in 1944 and earned his doctoral degree in the United Kingdom. In the mid-1970s, Ashraf Marwan became a businessman in London. Later Marwan was made chief of staff to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. While serving in this position, he volunteered to spy for Israel. In 2002, Marwan's relationship with Israeli intelligence was revealed in 2002. It remains unclear whether Marwan was an Israeli spy or an Egyptian double agent.

Conflicting Interests in Egypt: Political, Business, Religious, Gender, Popular Culture
Zuhur, Sherifa
2017 1-4955-0551-0 232 pages
This book explores aspects of politics, protest, security and culture in Egypt in the wake of the January 25, 2011 revolution. These resulted in conflict among various interest groups in Egyptian society and the breaking down of the social foundation of politics.

Critical Study of the Works of Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian Writer and Activist
Royer, Diana
2001 0-7734-7538-9 202 pages
This volume sets El Saadawi’s literary work within the context of her activism, in particular showing how her ideas for the renewal of society run through her writing. As a companion for reading her fiction and nonfiction, this volume contextualizes her work by taking into consideration the complexities of Egyptian society today – in particular, Islamic fundamentalism and women’s status. It also introduces the current scholarly debate on ancient women’s status. Chapters on individual novels look both at technique (oral literary traditions, woman’s narrative, imagery) and topic (female circumcision, gender roles, prostitution, honor killing). Novels examined are Two Women in One; The Circling Song; Woman at Point Zero; God Dies By the Nile.

Development of the Feminist Idea in Egypt and the Middle East From the End of the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Suwaed, Mohammad
2016 1-4955-0505-7 304 pages
A remarkable book examining the feminist discourse in the Middle East by analyzing selected philosophical texts by both female and male Arab thinkers. It explores the changes that have taken place in the Arab feminist discourse over the years by addressing the social, cultural, and ideological backgrounds of the region’s feminist over two centuries.

A Study of the Political Values and Behavior of Sixth Grade Students
Sika, Nadine Mourad
2010 0-7734-3708-8 332 pages
This study analyzes the degree to which the authoritarian political system in Egypt is able implement a democratic educational system at the primary education level, which can work as a catalyst in a multifaceted democratization process.

Effects of American Foreign Aid to Egypt, 1957-1987
Bangura, Abdul
1995 0-7734-2287-0 255 pages
Contains a review of the past literature on the subject, the subject methodology, and both macro and micro level data analysis, with summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Employing a mixture of quantitative, qualitative and inductive methodology, this book examines those factors that dictated Egypt's economic development from 1957 to 1987, and then investigates a major unanswered question: Has the longevity and increase in American aid facilitated overall economic development (increased productivity and standards of living) in Egypt?

European Control and Egypt’s Traditional Elites - A Case Study in Elite Economic Nationalism
EzzelArab, AbdelAziz
2002 0-7734-6936-2 272 pages
This study examines the movement by groups of Egypt’s elites who controlled the country’s wealth and government before European penetration. This movement, which took place in 1879, had a distinctly different leadership and agenda from the more widely recognized movement of Ahmad ‘Urabi in 1881-82. This work invites a revision of the existing historiography of 19th century Egypt by focusing on this neglected episode. It places the 1879 movement in broad social historical perspective and analyses the meaning of economic nationalism through a discussion of the elite’s motivations and agenda. It contains the first identification and analysis of attempts to establish a national bank in Egypt in the 19th century and a complete translation of two documents relevant to these attempts. Western scholars of Egyptian history will be interested in this discovery, since the existing convention considers the first such attempt to have taken part in the early 20th century. It will appeal to scholars of Egyptian and Middle Eastern history, elite groups, and economics.

Islamic Institutions of Ottoman Egypt in the 18th and First Three Decades of the 19th Century
Kirillina, S. A.
1999 0-7734-3195-0 472 pages

Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet in Its Egyptian Contexts
Diboll, Michael V.
2004 0-7734-6267-8 369 pages
In Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet in its Egyptian Contexts, Dr. Diboll argues that Durrell’s tetralogy is the most important English novel of the mid-nineteen-fifties, an historically significant period which has been much overlooked by literary scholars. It convincingly demonstrates the importance of the Alexandria Quartet as a "Janus text" which looks back to the lost world of the British Empire, yet anticipates many important aspects of later post-colonial and postmodern writing. Thus, the book insists, the Alexandria Quartet should be recognised as a colossal work of literature, standing astride the nexus separating the colonial and post-colonial moments, a paradigmatic text for scholars of Empire studies, late Modernism, literary postmodernity, orientalism and post-colonial literature.

This wide-ranging work explores the influence of all of the many strata of Egyptian history on the Quartet and in doing so offers a sustained meditation of the interaction of time, place and exile on the literary imagination. Its focus on exile is especially poignant, taking in the cultural and psychological alienation of this "third generation Anglo-Irish-Indian", an "English pied-noir" from a most unheimlich English "homeland", the effects of Durell's voluntary exile in Greece during the inter-war years on his literary sensibility, and psychological and existential impact of Durrell's flight from the Nazi occupation of Greece and his four years as a refugee in war-time Alexandria, which he experienced as an "Oriental" Other starkly juxtaposed to his "free Hellenic world". This work does not neglect to examine Egyptian responses to the Alexandria Quartet, and it examines with a forensic thoroughness the way in which the "public life realities" of emergent Egyptian nationalism are subtly embedded in what for too long has been considered to be a work of fantasy. Seeking to go beyond the Saidian Orientalist paradigm, the book proposes that aspects of Bhabhaian hybridity theory, combined with a rigourous socio-historical analysis, offer the most effective theoretical insights into Durrell's seething Alexandrian cosmopolis.

Memoirs and Diaries of Muhammad Farid, an Egyptian Nationalist Leader (1868-1919)
Goldschmidt, Arthur
1992 0-7734-9454-5 556 pages
Annotated translation of the diaries and memoirs of Muhammad Farid, second president of the Egyptian National Party. The first part of the book is Farid's memoirs, the second describes events as they occurred. Muhammad Farid was in exile at the time he wrote, and the later diary-style entries show accurately his activities and the state of the world at the time he was writing. Footnotes and a critical introduction give the historical background and analysis.

Nubia and Egypt 10,000 B. C. to 400 A. D.
Ross, Larry
2013 0-7734-2646-9 284 pages
Ross is the first scholar to argue that there is a shared origin of Nile Valley Civilization between Nubian and Egyptian cultures. Nubia today is known as the nation-states of Sudan and South Sudan, and has been misrepresented for thousands of years by Egyptian sources, which minimized the role the people played in world history. This book draws on recent archaeological findings that claim Pharonic symbolism, sacred bark, and serekh, are of Nubian origin, not Egyptian. The author provides an updated re-examination of the Meroitic Period (300 B.C. – 400 A.D.) in lieu of this new information.

Political Economy of an Authoritarian Modern State and Religious Nationalism in Egypt
Yohannes, Okbazghi
2001 0-7734-7462-5 364 pages
This study illuminates the social, political, and economic context in which the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism of Egypt is situated.

Story of Ramses
Sullivan, Richard
1987 0-88946-046-9 208 pages
The first chapters of the book treat the physical and institutional setting - the geographic conditions of ancient Egypt and how the great office of Pharaoh developed, with an extensive bureaucracy supporting it. The next chapters discuss the political background as it influenced the reigns of Ramses. The life and work of Ramses form the core of the book. The famous battle of Qadesh made the military reputation on which he capitalized so successfully. His extensive family, which retained power for two hundred years, allowed his reforms to endure. Most of all, the magnificent buildings which still stand from his reign attest to its vigor and sophistication. Many maps and illustrations.

An American Traveler in Europe, Egypt, and the Holy Land, 1874-1876
Wilson, Blakely
1998 0-7734-8238-5 256 pages
Fascinating and articulate account of Wilson's travels, which included lengthy stays in Rome and Naples, extensive trips up the Nile, and a visit to Jerusalem. Includes an extensive introduction and appended notes that ground his experiences in the broader historical, cultural and social context of the era.

Original Watercolors by John Elliot Woolford and with Maps by the Ninth Earl of Dalhousie
Elwood, Marie B.
2010 0-7734-3880-7 224 pages
This is the first publication of the only pictorial record of the British Expedition to Egypt in 1800, in which Napoleon was defeated by Nelson and the British Army. The aim of this expedition was to remove the French Army which had gone to Egypt in 1798 under Napoleon as Commander in Chief of the Army of the Orient.