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When initially released in 1901, this quantity comparable for the 1st time the historical past of Egypt within the center a while, from its conquest by way of the Saracens in 640 to its annexation through the Ottoman Turks in 1517 in a continuing narrative except the overall background of the Muslim caliphate.
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