Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya (Arab Republic of Egypt)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. Part of the Ottoman Empire from 1517 until Dec. 1914 when it became a British protectorate, Egypt became an independent monarchy on 28 Feb. 1922. Following a revolution on 23 July 1952, a republic was proclaimed on 18 June 1953. Egypt merged with Syria on 22 Feb. 1958 to form the United Arab Republic, retaining that name when Syria broke away from the union on 28 Sept. 1961, finally re-adopting the name of Egypt on 2 Sept. 1971.


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Further Reading

  1. CAPMAS, Statistical Year Book, Arab Republic of Egypt Google Scholar
  2. Hopwood, D., Egypt: Politics and Society 1945–1990. 3rd ed. London, 1992Google Scholar
  3. King, J. W., Historical Dictionary of Egypt. 2nd ed. Revised by A. Goldschmidt. Metuchen (NI), 1995Google Scholar
  4. McDermott, A., Egypt: From Nasser to Mubarak. London, 1988Google Scholar
  5. Makar, R. N., Egypt. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1988Google Scholar
  6. Malek, J. (ed.) Egypt. Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1993Google Scholar
  7. Vatikiotis, P. J., History of Modern Egypt: from Muhammad Ali to Mubarak. London, 1991Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), Nasr City, Cairo.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995

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