Thebes at War

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Author(s): Naguib Mahfouz
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007
Product Number: EB00148309
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307429674
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

Known and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history–ancient Egypt's defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred years. With a visit from a court official and a provocative insult, the southern pharaoh's long simmering resentment boils over, leading him to commit himself and his heirs to an epic struggle for the throne. Filled with the grand clash of armies, staggering defeats, daring escapes, and glorious victories, and written at a time when Egypt was again under the sway of foreign powers, Thebes at War is a resounding call to remember Egypt's long and noble history.

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