The following is a very short reading list on Egypt. It does not cover Ancient Egypt because that subject is too vast and requires a separate list to do it justice. Egypt was conquered by the Muslims in 639, and remained a satrap of one Islamic dynasty or the other until World War I but only notionally so after 1805. The reign of the Albanian Muhammad Ali Pasha from 1805 to 1849 is, therefore, considered the birth of modern Egypt.

  1. Abdalla, Ahmed. The Student Movement and National Politics in Egypt, 1923-1973
  2. Abdo, Geneive. No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam
  3. Amin, Galal. Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak
  4. Beattie, Kirk. Egypt During the Sadat Years
  5. Botman, Selma. Egypt from Independence to Revolution, 1919-1952
  6. Fahmi, Khaled. All the Pashas Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army, and the Making of Modern Egypt
  7. Fahmy, Ziad. Ordinary Egyptians: Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture
  8. Ferris, Jesse. Nasser’s Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power
  9. Finklestone, Joseph. Anwar Sadat: Visionary Who Dared
  10. Gat, Moshe. In Search of a Peace Settlement: Egypt and Israel between the Wars, 1967-1973
  11. Gershoni, Israel. Redefining the Egyptian Nation, 1930-1945
  12. Ginat, Rami. Egypt’s Incomplete Revolution: Lutfi al-Khuli and Nasser’s Socialism in the 1960s
  13. Gordon, Joel. Nasser’s Blessed Movement: Egypt’s Free Officers and the July Revolution
  14. Gorst, Anthony. The Suez Crisis
  15. Heikal, Mohamed. The Cairo Documents: The Inside Story of Nasser and His Relationship with World Leaders, Rebels, and Statesmen
  16. —. Cutting The Lion’s Tail: Suez Through Egyptian Eyes
  17. —. Autumn of Fury: The Assassination of Sadat
  18. James, Laura. Nasser at War: Arab Images of the Enemy
  19. Kerr, Malcolm. The Arab Cold War: Gamal Abdel Nasser and His Rivals, 1958-1970
  20. Landes, David. Bankers and Pashas: International Finance and Economic Imperialism in Egypt
  21. Marsot, Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid. A Short History of Modern Egypt
  22. Mitchell, Richard. The Society of the Muslim Brothers
  23. Mitchell, Timothy. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity
  24. Musallam, Adnan. From Secularism to Jihad: Sayyid Qutb and the Foundations of Radical Islamism
  25. Podeh, Elie. The Decline of Arab Unity: The Rise and Fall of the United Arab Republic
  26. Powell, Eve Trout. A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan
  27. Raymond, André. Cairo
  28. Reid, Donald Malcolm. Whose Pharaohs?: Archaeology, Museums, and Egyptian National Identity from Napoleon to World War I
  29. Sirrs, Owen. Nasser and the Missile Age in the Middle East
  30. Sonbol, Amira El-Azhary. The New Mamluks: Egyptian Society and Modern Feudalism
  31. Takeyh, Ray. The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The US, Britain, and Nasser’s Egypt, 1953-57
  32. Vatikiotis, Panayiotis. The History of Egypt: From Muhammad Ali to Sadat
  33. Wickham, Carrie Rosefsky. Mobilising Islam: Religion, Activism, and Political Change in Egypt

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