1. Egypt under Roman rule: the legacy of Ancient Egypt Robert K. Ritner; 2. Egypt on the eve of the Muslim conquest Walter E. Kaegi; 3. Egypt as a province in the Islamic Caliphate, 641-868 Hugh Kennedy; 4. Autonomous Egypt from Ibn Tulun to Kafur, 868-969 Thierry Bianquis; 5. The Ismaili Da'wa and the Fatimid Caliphate Paul E. Walker; 6. The Fatimid state, 969-1171 Paula A. Sanders; 7. The non-Muslim communities: the Christian community Terry G. Wilfong; 8. The non-Muslim communities: the Jewish community Norman A. Stillman; 9. The Crusader era and the Ayubbid dynasty Michael Chamberlain; 10. The Bahri Mamluk Sultanate, 1250-1390 Linda S. Northrup; 11. The regime of the Circassian Mamluks Jean-Claude Garcin; 12. The monetary history of Egypt, 642-1517 Warren C. Schultz; 13. Art and architecture in the medieval period Irene A. Bierman; 14. Culture and society during the late Middle Ages Jonathan P. Berkey; 15. Historiography of the Ayyubid and Mamluk epochs Donald P. Little; 16. Egypt in the world system of the later Middle Ages R. Stephen Humphreys; 17. The military institution and innovation in the late Mamluk period Carl F. Petry; 18. The Ottoman occupation Michael Winter.
A comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history for student and scholarly reference.
From the hardback review: '... a fine addition to any personal or institutional library with interest in the Islamic world ... the authors and editors are to be congratulated.' Journal of the American Oriental Society From the hardback review: ' ... this excellent volume is a reliable summary of recent research in the field.' Amalia Levanoni, University of Haifa From the hardback review: '... a notable scholarly achievement ... the main contribution of the editor, Carl F. Petry, in making this book an important landmark in the modern historiography of Muslim Egypt, lies in his broad vision of the history of Egypt and its people.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam