Middle East Travel
English edition  
May  2004
80 pp.
125 photographs, 4 maps 
20X28 cm
ISBN 9789774248344
For sale worldwide


Alexandria Illustrated

Michael Haag

New revised and expanded edition

Alexandria has had a checkered history since its foundation by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. From its glorious days as the intellectual center of the Hellenistic and early Christian world, it declined into a near-forgotten backwater with a population of only a few thousand at the time of the French invasion of 1798. Renewed prosperity and commercial growth came in the nineteenth century under Muhammad ‘Ali. Today it is Egypt’s second city and the favorite summer resort of millions of Egyptians. In this guide to one of the world’s great cities, Michael Haag explores Alexandria’s past and present in word and picture, from the ancient Pharos to the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, from Anfushi to Montazah. He directs our curiosity not only toward the ancient monuments of the city and its fine Greco-Roman Museum and new National Museum, but also to the ambience of a more modern era, that cosmopolitan Alexandria alive with the literary echoes of Cavafy, Forster, and Durrell. Beautifully illustrated with 125 color photographs, this is a fascinating armchair tour of the pageant that is Alexandria.
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Michael Haag is a London-based writer, photographer, and publisher. He has written a guide to Egypt, his photographs have appeared in Vogue, and his forthcoming history, Alexandria: City of Memory, will be published by the AUC Press in the fall of 2004.

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