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  • The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

    A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World

    by Lucette Lagnado

    “Poignant . . . deeply personal . . . an indelible history of the largely forgotten Jews of Egypt . . . ”—Miami HeraldIn vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years before Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. With Nasser’s nationalization of Egyptian industry, her father, Leon, a boulevardier who conducted business in his white ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A History of Egypt

    by James Henry Breasted

    James Henry Breasted (August 27, 1865 December 2, 1935) was an American archaeologist and historian who focused his career on Egypt and did research into the rise of civilization in the Near East. In 1905, as a member of the University of Chicagos faculty, Breasted was promoted to professor in the first chair in Egyptology and Oriental History in the United States. In 1905, Breasted published A ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Divided by History

    Roots of Sudanese Conflict

    by Peter Dixon

    Do you wonder how the past affects today’s violent conflict?Tragic turmoil in Sudan and South Sudan reminds us how fragile peace can be.Sudanese civil wars were not ended by formation of a new state. Violence has continued in South Sudan and we see today that the North is by no means peaceful.Current politics matter. Yet the origins of today’s violence stretch back into past centuries. And much of ... Read more

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  • Lost Worlds

    by Leonard Cottrell

    Between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, in a few favored areas of the world, humankind mastered the formulas that released it from the Stone Age. For the first time in history, people became civilized. This globe- and time-trotting book vividly describes how a number of major civilizations - the Mayans, the Egyptians, the Khmers, the Etruscans, and more - emerged, thrived, faded, but left a mark on our ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • The Suez Canal

    by S. C. Burchell

    Critics said Ferdinand de Lesseps's ambitious scheme to link the waters of the Mediterranean and Red seas - thus cutting 5,800 miles off the India to Europe ocean voyage - was impractical, unwise, and even foolish. The hostile, empty desert of the Isthmus of Suez posed a seemingly insurmountable geographical challenge to the builder's ingenuity and persistence. During the ten years of its ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • Egyptian Enigma: Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth

    by L. J. M. Owen

    series Dr Pimms #3
    Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian has returned to Egypt.Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Curiosity leads Elizabeth and her gang of sleuths to investigate a cache of mummies hidden in the Golden Tomb.What is the connection between the Tomb and Tausret, female Pharaoh and last ruler of Egypt's ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Works Of E. A. Wallis Budge: The Book Of The Dead, The Babylonian Legends Of The Creation, Egyptian Ideas Of The Future Life, The Literature Of The Ancient Egyptians And More (Mobi Collected Works)

    by E. A. Wallis Budge

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography and illustrations.Table of ... Read more

    $5.60 AUD

  • The Strong Horse

    Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

    by Lee Smith

    In this provocative and timely book, Middle East expert Lee Smith overturns long-held Western myths and assumptions about the Arab world, offering advice for America’s future success in the region.Seeking the motivation behind the September 11 attacks, Smith moved to Cairo, where he discovered that the standard explanation—a clash of East and West—was simply not the case. Middle East conflicts ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • The World's Greatest Civilizations: The History and Culture of Ancient Egypt

    by Charles River Editors

    *Includes maps and pictures of Ancient Egyptian art and architecture, including King Tut's death mask and the Great Pyramid at Giza. *Includes a Table of Contents. Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse ... Read more

    $3.71 AUD

  • A History of the Arab Peoples

    Updated Edition

    by Albert Hourani and 2 more

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region.This updated edition by ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The River War

    by Sir Winston S. Churchill

    From 1819 to 1883 Egypt ruled the Soudan. Her rule was not kindly, wise, or profitable. Its aim was to exploit, not to improve the local population. The miseries of the people were aggravated rather than lessened: but they were concealed. For the rough injustice of the sword there were substituted the intricacies of corruption and bribery. ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Oleander, Jacaranda

    A Childhood Perceived

    by Penelope Lively

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    This autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Eygpt up to, and including, World War II from a small girl's point of view, which is also, ultimately, a moving and rather sad picture of an isolated and lonely little girl. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Tutankhamen: and the discovery of his tomb by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Mr. Howard Carter (1923)

    by Sir Grafton Elliot Smith

    Never before in the history of archaeological inquiry has any event excited such immediate and world-wide interest as Mr Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in November 1922. Very little is known as yet of the king himself, but twelve months hence no doubt his mummy will give up its secrets and perhaps the story of his life will be revealed. But at the moment he is supposed to have ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Egyptian Mummies, A Very Peculiar History

    by Jim Pipe

    series A Very Peculiar History #16
    You can't take it with you - or can you? Discover the grisly process of mummification, from embalming and stuffing the corpse to preparing a home for eternity. This title explores the quirky side of a journey to the afterlife, looking at the myth and the science surrounding Ancient Egyptian burial practices, and the lives of the Gods that inspired them. Full of fascinating lists, creepy stories ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • The History of Modern Egypt: From Napoleon to Now

    by Charles River Editors

    *Includes pictures of important people, places, and events in Egyptian history.*Includes a Table of Contents.In the last year, Egypt has undergone a revolution that expelled its authoritarian leader of nearly 30 years and implemented elections that have pitted the Egyptian military in a power struggle with the Muslim Brotherhood, the long-time Islamic opposition group with ties to Hamas and ... Read more

    $3.71 AUD

  • Horemheb: The Forgotten Pharaoh

    The Forgotten Pharaoh

    by Charlotte Booth

    Horemheb ruled Egypt after Tutankhamun, and was fundamental in bringing Egypt back to the rich and powerful nation it was before Akhenaten took the throne. Rather than simply clearing up the mess left behind after the Amarna period, he lay the foundations for the kings who were to come, and his choice of heir to the throne, led eventually to the rule of Ramses II, one of the most famous kings in ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • Cleopatra

    A Life of Romance

    by Cleopatra and 2 more

    OVERVIEWCleopatra: A Life of Romance is the highly acclaimed historical novel by the worldwide bestselling author of Queen Sheba's Ring and The Virgin of the Sun. The story, told from the point of view of the Egyptian priest Harmachis, is recounted in the form of papyrus scrolls found in a tomb. The portrait of Cleopatra in this novel is quite stunning, revealing her wit, her treachery, and her ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Current Events: The Arab Spring (Illustrated)

    by Charles River Editors

    A barrel of gunpowder is relatively safe until a match is put to it, and then theres a big bang and an awful mess. Set the barrel in an arsenal with other explosives and flammable materials, and theres no telling how bad that mess will be. In 1914 an Archduke was shot, not a very special murder in and of itself, but it set off World War I, and that spread across a continent ready and waiting for ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • The Alexandrians: Caruana and Curmi Family History

    by Justin Cahill

    Alexandria. Few other cities held such a thriving, exotic mix of people and faiths. For almost a century, it was by-word for culture, glamour and luxury. The Suez Crisis shattered this idyll. In 1956 Nassar expelled the Europeans, including the Caruanas and Curmis. This account tells how they found their way to Australia and brought something of old Alexandria to a new land. ... Read more

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  • Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs, A Brief History of Ancient Egypt

    by Barbara Mertz

    series Brief Histories
    Have you ever wondered what it was like in the Valley of the Kings? To unlock the mysteries of the pyramids? Or sail down the Nile on Cleopatra's Barge? In her fascinating new introduction to the wonders of ancient Egypt expert Barbara Mertz tells the extraordinary history from the first stone age settlements to the age of Cleopatra and the Roman Emperors. It offers not just insights into the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King

    by Richard A. Gabriel

    In the course of his thirty-two-year reign over ancient Egypt, Thutmose III fought an impressive seventeen campaigns. He fought more battles over a longer period of time and experienced more victories than Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar did. Despite Thutmose III's surprisingly illustrious record, his name does not command the same immediate recognition as these highly visible military ... Read more

    $26.03 AUD

  • Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

    by Toby Wilkinson

    What was it really like to live in ancient Egypt? Lives of the Ancient Egyptians is packed with one hundred personal stories of ambition and intrigue, of triumph, despair and love, that compelling recreate the world of the pharaohs. here are famous pharaohs, from Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid, to Akhenaten and Ramesses II but also the ordinary men and women, so often ignored in histories of ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • Egyptian Mythology: Ancient Gods and Goddesses of the World

    by Jonalyn Crisologo

    Egyptian Mythology - Ancient Gods and Goddesses of the WorldTable of ContentsIntroductionAncient Egyptian Mythology: An OverviewThe Creation of the Universe and the EarthMajor Gods and GoddessesNun and NeithThe Benben Stone, Atum, and the Bennu (Phoenix)PtahApep and SobekThe first family of deities: Shu, Tefnut, Geb, and NutThe Children of Geb and Nut: Osiris, Her-Ur (Horus the Elder), Set, Isis, ... Read more

    $3.74 AUD

  • Cairo in the War

    1939-45

    by Artemis Cooper

    For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary parties before the next mission behind enemy lines. For countless refugees, it was a stopping place in the long struggle home.The political scene was dominated by the British ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD