A History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present by Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot
Egypt occupies a central position in the Arab world. Its borders between sand and sea have existed for millennia and yet, for centuries, until 1952, the country was ruled by foreigners, remote from its neighbours. Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot's book explores the paradoxes of Egypt's history. A Short History of Modern Egypt is idea for students and for travelers visiting the region for the first time.