Egypt And The Nile: Through Writer's Eyes

Egypt And The Nile Through Writer s Eyes 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 dive

  • Title: Egypt And The Nile: Through Writer's Eyes
  • Author: Deborah Manley Sahar Abdel-Hakim
  • ISBN: 9789774161742
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 pharaohs, sultans, pilgrims to Sinai, CruNo 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 pharaohs, 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 Ahdaf Soueif s description of Sinai A description of medieval Cairo by Ibn Jubayr 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 Brunei struggles up the cataract above Aswan.

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