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    DescriptionTo travelers, Egypt is a place of dreams: a country whose lifeblood is a mighty river, flowing from the heart of Africa. Along the fertile fringe of its banks an astonishing civilization raised spectacular monuments that our modern minds can hardly encompass. For centuries this past dominated travelers' minds - yet the present and its great buildings too engaged their interest and admiration and gave them pleasure. The experience of Egypt has over the centuries inspired travelers to write of what they saw and tried to understand. These travelers' observations are part of the history of modern Egypt, for seeing ourselves through others' eyes helps us to understand ourselves. The compilers of this anthology have selected records of travelers from many countries and cultures over many centuries, and, mainly using the Nile for a pathway, here offer these travelers' observations on the many facets of Egypt. The collection includes extracts from the writings of Herodotus, Strabo, Ibn Hawkal, al-Muqaddasi, Pierre Loti, Rudyard Kipling, Florence Nightingale, and many more.

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    Traveling Through Egypt
    From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Deborah Manley, Edited by Sahar Abd El Hakim
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    ISBN 13: 9789774248016
    ISBN 10: 9774248015

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    LC classification: DT49.98 .T72 2004
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    The American University in Cairo Press
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    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2004
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    Deborah Manley has lived in India, Canada, and Nigeria. She is the author of a number of books, including a biography of Henry Salt and The Trans-Siberian Railway: A Traveller's Anthology. Sahar Abd el Hakim is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Cairo University. She is the author of a number of essays on women travelers to Egypt. They are both founding members of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE).