By André Raymond
Gaze towards the Nile from the barren region hills of Mukattam, and the immense urban of Cairo unfolds prior to you, with its enormous structure, teeming population, and hundreds of thousands of years of wealthy background. the extreme tapestry of Cairo's prior and current comes vividly to existence during this magisterial learn through André Raymond, arguably the premiere social historian of the Arab global. the main deeply saw and traditionally nuanced account ever given of the best Arab urban of northern Africa, this ebook exhibits us Cairo from the glimmer of its beginnings within the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640 via its transformation into the trendy heart of heart jap lifestyles at the present time. listed here are the Fatimids, the Mamluks, and the Ottomans, the invasions, dynastic adjustments, and non secular conflicts that one after one other altered and formed Cairo's future. And right here, along rulers and non secular leaders, are the retailers and artisans who've given Cairene existence its unique personality over the years. Raymond depicts existence in Cairo during the centuries, chronicling the arrival of eu effect, the vagaries of social evolution, and the improvement of monetary constitution and concrete layout. His paintings displays all elements of Cairo's historic and social truth, weaving trade, politics, faith, and tradition right into a finely labored portrait of the main Arab urban at the continent of Africa.
With its most excellent illustrations and maps and its meticulous consciousness to the topography and archaeology of town, this e-book will end up as helpful to the intense visitor as to observers of heart japanese heritage and society. It stands because the definitive paintings on Cairo, unprecedented in scope, intensity, and element.
Read Online or Download Cairo PDF
Similar egypt books
In 1922 Howard Carter exposed what's nonetheless considered as the main extraordinary archaeological discovery ever made. Tutankhamun's tomb had remained hidden within the Valley of the Kings for greater than 3000 years and its discovery prompted a media sensation, raising the formerly little-known Egyptian Pharaoh into the location of a world megastar.
Western media has constantly concerned with the extremes of Islam, overlooking a quiet but pervasive average spiritual circulate that's presently reworking the state of Egypt. Drawing on enormous quantities of interviews, No God yet God opens up formerly inaccessible segments of Egyptian society to demonstrate the deep penetration of "Popular Islamic" effect.
This student-friendly creation to the archaeology of historical Egypt courses readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman classes, and has now been up to date to incorporate contemporary discoveries and new illustrations. • Superbly illustrated with pictures, maps, and location plans, with extra illustrations during this new version • Organized into eleven chapters, masking: the background of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the traditional Egyptian language; geography, assets, and atmosphere; and 7 chapters geared up chronologically and dedicated to particular archaeological websites and proof • Includes sections on salient issues resembling the developing the nice Pyramid at Giza and the method of mummification
- The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
- Bedouin Justice: Laws and Customs among the Egyptian Bedouin
- The XXII. Egyptian Royal Dynasty, with Some Remarks on XXVI, and Other Dynasties of the New Kingdom
- Arabs and empires before Islam
- Egypt's Legacy: The Archetypes of Western Civilization: 3000 to 30 BC
Extra info for Cairo
Almost two thousand years before the “golden age” of Greece. 1. They are directed to the goddess Inanna as major theistic works. She also composed and edited The Rhetoric of Origins and the Other 49 a collection of shorter hymns to a number of Sumerian temples and their deities, several of these hymns were added by later scribes. The extensive existence of scribal schools (the eduba) throughout the history of the ancient world insures that any important work will have numerous copies. For example, Hallo and van Dijk used fifty exemplars to translate The Exaltation of Inanna by Enheduanna in 1968.
29, 35–38. 51. See above, n. 8. 52. For details, see Origins 144–153, esp. p. 151. 53. Alster 1990; cf. Origins 175, n. 164. 54. , n. 165; Herman L. J. Vanstiphout “Disputations” and “School Dialogues,” in COS 1 (1996), 575–593. Cf. below, n. 127. 55. Cf. g. Sjöberg 1971–72. 56. g. Vanstiphout 1991:24 and n. 4. 57. Hallo apud Alster 1990: 13. 58. See in detail Vanstiphout 1990, 1992; Brock 2001. 59. Origins 176, n. 170. 60. Job 42: 11; cf. van Dijk 1957. For later survivals of the genre, see G.
ZA 67:153–216. ” In Raaflaub 1993:29–75. ” Studies in Visual Communication 7:2–38. 46 William W. ” JAOS 89:392–398. Zgoll, Annette, 1997: Der Rechtsfall de En-hedu-Ana im Lied nin-me-sara. (AOAT 246) (Münster: Ugarit-Verlag). Abbreviations BASOR = Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research CAD = The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago CANE = J. M. ) (New York: Scribner’s 1995). COS 1 = W. W. Hallo and K. L. , 1996: The Context of Scripture I: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World (Leiden/New York/Koln: Brill).
Cairo by André Raymond