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A new anthology of travel writing on Egypt

No land on earth has been so comprehensively observed as Egypt, which was attracting awestruck travelers back in the days of Herodotus and Julius Caesar. This rich and varied collection brings the diversity and the continuity of Egypt together to give a picture of this country, its many places, its long history, and its people: the pharoahs, sultans, pilgrims to Sinai, Crusaders, and Napoleon, followed by the Grand Tourists of the eighteenth century and those less grand with Thomas Cook in the nineteenth. The range of voices gathered here is dazzling: an ancient myth from a papyrus next to Naguib Mahfouz’s account of Alexandria, Florence Nightingale describing Abu Simbel side by side with AhdafSoueif’s description of Sinai. A description of medieval Cairo by IbnJubayr walks hand in hand with one of the modern city by the Egyptian thinker Taha Hussein. Lucie Duff-Gordon sails up the Nile, Edward Lane crawls through a sand-filled temple, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel struggles up the cataract above Aswan.

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Category: A.U.C. Press Books

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Writer : Deborah Manley , Sahar Abdel-Hakim

English Edition : Mar 2008

Paperback: 244 pp.

ISBN: 978 977 416 174 2

Product Dimensions: 9 X 5.7 X 0.5 inch

Weight: 0.440 kg

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