The New Mamluks Egyptian Society and Modern Feudalism (Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms) by Amira El-Azhary Sonbol

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Subjects:

  • African history,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: from c 1900 -,
  • Islamic studies,
  • Social history,
  • Middle East - Egypt,
  • Egypt - History,
  • Historiography,
  • Social conditions,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Egypt,
  • Middle East,
  • 19th century,
  • Political culture,
  • Canada - General,
  • 1798-,
  • 20th century,
  • History

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsRobert A. Fernea (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8049403M
ISBN 100815628447
ISBN 109780815628446

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