Middle East Travel
English edition  
October  2013
160 pp.
27 b/w illus. 
Hardbound
12X16 cm
$18.95
LE100
ISBN 9789774166129
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A Cairo Anthology

Two Hundred Years of Travel Writing Edited by Deborah Manley

A wonderful gift book that evokes the world’s great love of travel to Cairo and the pyramids

Cairo has long been recognized as one of the great cities of the world, and many travelers have recorded their descriptions of it over the centuries—from the early eye-witness account of Herodotus to the reflections of Sir Richard Burton, Florence Nightingale, and Mark Twain. A Cairo Anthology gathers together the impressions of many of these writers: with them we experience the excitement of exploring the great city, through its crowded streets and colorful bazaars, we enter the hotels, hire donkeys, ascend to the historic Citadel, and look out across the Nile toward the Sphinx and the Pyramids, and we visit those vast monuments that are in reality always larger and more extraordinary than one can believe, and climb to their summits to gaze back at Cairo, the Mother of the World. About the series: The elegant, pocket-sized volumes in the AUC Press Anthology series feature the writings and observations of travel writers and diarists through the centuries. Vivid and evocative travelers’ accounts of some of the world’s great cities and regions are enhanced by the exquisite vintage design in small hardback format that make the books ideal gift books as well as perfect travel companions. Designed on cream paper stock and beautifully illustrated with line drawings and archival photographs.
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Deborah Manley is the co-editor of Traveling through Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (AUC Press, 2004), Traveling through Sinai: From the Fourth to the Twenty-first Century (AUC Press, 2006), and Traveling through the Deserts of Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (AUC Press, 2009), and author of Women Travelers in Egypt (AUC Press, 2012).

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“This delightful little book comprises extracts from the writings of travellers who have visited and observed Cairo. Excellent as a travelling companion during a visit to the city—or as light airplane reading—it also shows how perceptions of Cairo have changed over the centuries.”—Arab Banker

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