Cairo The City Victorious

ISBN-10: 0679767274
ISBN-13: 9780679767275
Edition: N/A
Authors: Max Rodenbeck
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Description: From a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, here is a dazzling cultural excavation of that most ancient, colorful, and multifaceted of cities. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Saladin  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

From a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, here is a dazzling cultural excavation of that most ancient, colorful, and multifaceted of cities. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Saladin to Napoleon, Cairo--nicknamed "the Victorious"--has never ceased reinventing herself. With intimate knowlege, humor, and affection, Rodenbeck takes us on an insider's tour of the magnificent city: its backstreets and bazaars, its belly-dance theaters and hashish dens, its crowded slums and fashionable salons, its incomparably rich past and its challenging future. Cairo: The City Victorious is a unique blend of travel and history, an epic, resonant work that brings one of the world's great metropolises to life in all its dusty, chaotic beauty.

An Orientation
Beginnings
Dead Cities
Cities of the Dead
Mother of the World
Medieval Decline
The Phoenix Caged
Where Worlds Collide
Conflict and Fusion
Keeping the Faith
High Life, Low Life
The Voice of Cairo
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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