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In an Antique Land : History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale by Amitav Ghosh
Publisher : Vintage
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In a leisurely blend of travelogue, history and cross-cultural analysis, Indian writer Ghosh reconstructs a 12th-century master-slave relationship that confounds modern concepts of slavery. Abraham Ben Yiju, a prosperous Tunisian Jewish merchant based in medieval Cairo, resettled in Aden, then spent two decades on India's Malabar Coast, where he hired a sl...


Egypt (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Dorling-Kindersley
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Covers: Cairo and its surrounding areas, the Nile Valley, Sinai, the Red Sea Coast, the Delta, the North Coast, and the Western Desert region.

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Lonely Planet Egypt (Egypt, 6th Ed) by Humphreys Andrew, Siona Jenkins, Andrew Humphreys
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Fully updated and expanded, this practical guide is the ideal companion for exploring Egypt's legendary attractions. It offers practical information for all budgets, information on outdoor activities (from snorkeling to camel safaris), over 91 new or thoroughly updated maps, and notes on shopping for local crafts. In addition, there is information on newly opented sites, ...


Lonely Planet Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook (Egyptian Arabic Phrasebook, 2nd Ed) by Siona Jenkins
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Text: English, Arabic

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The Rough Guide to Egypt by Dan Richardson
Publisher : Rough Guides
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INTRODUCTION

Egypt is the oldest tourist destination on earth. Ancient Greeks and Romans started the trend, coming to goggle at the cyclopean scale of the Pyramids and the Colossi of Thebes. At the onset of colonial times, Napoleon and the British in turn looted Egypt’s treasures to fill their national museums, sparking off a trickle of Grand Tourists th...


David Roberts: Travels in Egypt & the Holy Land by Debra N. Mancoff, David Roberts
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Vintage Egypt: Cruising the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel by Alain Blottiere
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Men in white suits and Panama hats, women with perfectly set bobs, billboards for Hennessy cognac, palm trees and camels: Egypt in the first half of the 20th century had an allure that felt European but was distinctly exotic. This intriguing book shows what life was like for the privileged classes in Cairo and Alexandria during the British occupation. Blot...


Lonely Planet Cairo City Map (Maps & Atlases) by Lonely Planet Publications
Publisher : Lonely Planet
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  1. Around Cairo
  2. Central Cairo
  3. Al-Azhar & Khan al-Khalili
  4. The Citadel
  5. Greater Cairo
  6. Coptic Cairo
  7. Heliopolis
  8. Giza Plateau
  9. Unique Lonely Planet Walking Tour
  10. Index of all Streets & Sights


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The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt by John Anthony West
Publisher : Quest Books
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To appreciate the extraordinary treasures of ancient Egypt, a traveler needs an extraordinary guidebook. The Traveler's Key explains the deeper meaning and spiritual significance of Egypt's art and architecture and includes West's startling evidence for redating the Sphinx. 100 illustrations. 75 photos.

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Let's Go 2003: Egypt by Inc. Let's Go
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"The grand-daddy of budget guides"
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"Guides that penetrate the veneer of holiday brochures and mine the grit of real life"
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Lonely Planet Cairo (Cairo, 2nd Ed) by Andrew Humphreys
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From awe-inspiring pyramids and exquisite Islamic monuments to bustling bazaars and beguiling belly dancers, this lively guide will show you the heart and soul of Cairo.

  • 27 maps, including 9 full-colour, large-scale maps
  • special features on the Egyptian Museum and the Khan al-Khalili souq
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Footprint Egypt Handbook (Egypt Handbook, 3rd Ed) by Anne McLachlan, Keith McLachlan
Publisher : McGraw Hill - NTC
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The Valley of the Kings: The Tombs and the Funerary of Thebes West by Kent Weeks
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Not since Kamal el-Mallakh's The Gold of Tutankhamen (1978) has such a lavish book on Ancient Egypt been offered that will appeal to both general readers and scholars. Weeks (Egyptology, American Univ., Cairo), who discovered the tomb of the sons of Rameses II, as described in his The Lost Tomb (LJ 10/1/98), has assembled an international team of experts ...


Arabic at a Glance Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers: Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers by Hilary Wise, Barron
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Text: English, Arabic

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Lonely Planet Iran (3rd Edition) by Pat Yale, Anthony Ham, Paul Greenway
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From its celebrated Persian palaces and turquoise-tiled mosques to its clay-baked caravanserais and exotic bazaars, Iran has long tantalised travellers fascinated by the Islamic world. Explore all of this country's secrets - and more - with this fully updated guide.

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Ancient Egypt 2004 Calendar by Farrell Grehan
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Fodor's Egypt, 2nd Edition : Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore, Smart Travel Tips from A to Z, Plus Maps and Color Photos by Fodor's
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Capturing the best of Egypt's colorful culture and rich history, this new guide includes a special Nile cruise chapter to help readers plan the best of all possible trips. Maps. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Egyptian Art A&i by Jaromir Malek
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Written by British curator Malek (In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt During the Old Kingdom), Egyptian Art is another in Phaidon's solid "Art & Ideas" series. It follows the tradition of other titles in The other three titles were published to coincide with the international traveling exhibition "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramid," seen recently at Ne...


Innocents Abroad or the New Pilgrims Progress: Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land: With Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents by Mark Twain
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[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with MYSTERIOUS STRANGER AND OTHER STORIES.]--These two Twain titles were recorded in the mid 1980s. INNOCENTS is an early Twain work, expanding on a jocular series of travel articles he wrote on a Grand Tour of Europe and the Holy Land. Without trying to imitate Twain, narrator Prichard, who has recorded a number...


Nubian Ethnographies by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea, Robert A. Fernea, Aleya Rouchdy
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Also by Elizabeth Fernea and available from Waveland Press: A Street in Marrakech: A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco.

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Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour: A Narrative Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's Travel Notes & Letters (Penguin Classics) by Gustave Flaubert, Francis Steegmuller
Publisher : Penguin USA (Paper)
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This 1972 volume was gleaned from Flaubert's diaries, letters, and travel notes. It reconstructs an 1849 trip to Egypt, Cairo, and the Red Sea area.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Capetown by Paul Theroux
Publisher : Mariner Books
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In the travel-writing tradition that made Paul Theroux"s reputation, Dark Star Safari is a rich and insightful book whose itinerary is Africa, from Cairo to Cape Town: down the Nile, through Sudan and Ethiopia, to Kenya, Uganda, and ultimately to the tip of South Africa. Going by train, dugout canoe, "chicken bus," and cattle truck, Theroux passes...


False Papers by Andre Aciman
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Memory trumps life and existence acquires the hue of old hand-tinted photographs in this collection of 14 essays by a self-defined perennial expatriate. Aciman, a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, grew up in Egypt, Italy and France, and lives in Manhattan. Taking up again the themes of Out of Egypt, his acclaimed memo...


Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850 by Florence Nightingale, Anthony Sattin
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"Yes, my dear people, I have set my first footfall in the East, and oh! that I could tell you the new world of old poetry, of Bible images, of light, and life, and beauty which that word opens."

Florence Nightingale was twenty-nine when she visited Egypt in the winter of 1849-50 with her friends Charles and Selina Bracebridge. A journey to the fabled land...


The Names of Things: Life, Language, and Beginnings in the Egyptian Desert by Susan Brind Morrow
Publisher : Riverhead Books
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Susan Brind Morrow takes readers from her magical and sometimes troubled childhood in New York State, to the austere splendors of the Egyptian desert. Written with a keen understanding of language, Brind Morrow traces the routes of ideas and images through word origins and time, bringing forth an inner life of words.

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