By John R. Bradley
Five a long time after Nasser and the loose officials overthrew the British-backed monarchy in a dramatic coup d'état, the way forward for Egypt grows extra doubtful by way of the day. John Bradley examines the junctions of Egyptian politics and society as they slowly fall apart below the dual pressures of a ruthless army dictatorship at domestic and a improper center East coverage in Washington. Inside Egypt is a tour-de-force of the main brutal Arab kingdom the place torture and corruption are endemic--but one who is usually a key U.S. all and a old neighborhood trendsetter. This uniquely insightful publication brings to bright existence Egypt's competing identities and political tendencies, because the Mubarak dynasty struggles to solve a succession challenge and the disciplined Islamists wait patiently within the wings for an opportunity to grab power.
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These are largely preserved in the Cairo PMasp. B), and were studied by Maspero in RÉG 24, 1911, pp. 426-81; see also Heitsch, Die griech. Dichterfragm. der röm. Kaiserzeit2, no. xlii, pp. 42 ff. (with bibliography) (Gött. Abh. 49, 1963). There is an excellent picture of Byzantine poetry in Egypt by A. Cameron, Historia, 14, 1965, pp. 470-509. The developments of science on the eve of the Conquest have been studied in the field of medicine by O. Temkin, Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 16, 1962, pp. 97-114, and in the important earlier paper of E.
1660 ff. I leave for notice below (on ch. xxviii) the papyri — Greek, Arabic, and bilingual — of the time of the Conquest and of the following period, especially those of the governorship of Qurrah b. Sharik. For a Coptic papyrus of the Persian period see below, under `B. Coptic (v)'. B. Coptic (i) The Life or Encomium of Pisentius of Coptos. In addition to a Bohairic text of this work (by Moses) published by Amélineau, and utilized by Butler (see p. 84 n. 2), a different Sahidic version (by John) was published by Budge, Coptic Apocrypha in the Dialect of Upper Egypt (Brit.
Casanova, BIFAO 1, 1901, pp. 73-6), and the nature and extent of `Amr's raid into the Fayyum and Middle Egypt. For both these episodes we are largely dependent upon John of Nikiou's narrative, which at this point is dislocated (see p. 268), and lacks chronological coherence, and therefore does not permit of a firm decision. A final, yet more important point of disagreement lay in the nature of the `Treaty of Misr' recorded by Tabari, for which see below, on chs. xvii-xviii. For the date of the capitulation of Alexandria see below, on ch.