The Cambridge History of Egypt offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history from the Arab conquest through thirteen centuries. The two-volume survey considers its political, socio-economic and cultural history. Implicit is the need to treat EgyptOs history as a continuum, at the heart of any regional comparisons. As Egypt reclaims a leading role in the Islamic, Arab and Afro-Asian worlds, the project stands as testimony to its complex and vibrant past. Its balanced and integrated coverage will be a valuable reference tool for students and scholars.