A Brief History of Egypt (Brief History) by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Historic Egypt used to be one of many longest-lasting civilizations the area has ever recognized. This booklet explores Egypt's huge political, monetary, social, and cultural advancements, from the amazing civilization of the earlier to the various cultural and political panorama, overlaying nearly 6,000 years of heritage.

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Was a brave fighter and a master strategist who became king of Macedonia when he was 20. By 331, after a series of rapid military successes, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River and from the Danube to the Nile, including the entire Persian Empire. In this vast empire he laid the political basis for Hellenistic (Greek-like) civilization. E. Alexander treated Egypt’s culture with respect. He offered sacrifices to Apis and other Egyptian gods and trekked across the Western Desert to Siwa to consult Amun, whom he claimed as his divine father.

A modern Arabic proverb sums up the popular view: Fi bilad Misr khayruha li-ghayriha (In the land of Egypt, its good things belong to others). Persian Rule The year 525 was when Cambyses II, the Persian emperor, defeated the last Saite pharaoh, conquered Egypt, and established the Twentyseventh Dynasty. E. He and his sons conquered a vast empire, the largest one known up to that time, extending from the Indus River in what is now Pakistan across the Middle East to North Africa and southeastern Europe.

It serves as a congregational mosque and contains facilities for teaching all four Sunni rites of Islamic law. The depiction is by Pascal Coste, a French architect and traveler who lived in Egypt from 1817 to 1829. (Jason Thompson) of merchants was the Karimis, Egyptian Muslims who traded spices and fine textiles and invented or refined such innovations as the letter of credit and the check to facilitate their trade. At its height, in the early 14th century, Karimi commercial activities extended from Southeast Asia to the western Mediterranean.

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