This historical novel, first published in Arabic in 1974, is set in early 17th century Mamluke Cairo. It traces the career of Zayni Barakat ibn Mousa as Cairo's puritanically moral and severe wali or governor, who employs several corps of spies and informers to rule the city. The author has used various narrative devices including diary extracts, police reports, legal decrees, first-person narratives and religious discourses which together with oblique references to the Cairo of Nasser, serve to give the novel the dimensions of a political and historical fable.
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Descrizione libro Viking, 1988. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. Inscription on first page. Pages are slightly darkened with age and a few page edges are lightly wrinkled from moisture. There is a small black mark on lower page edges. Pages and binding are tight. Cover shows slight wear and has corners lightly bumped. Dust jacket is edgeworn. 240 pages. Codice libro della libreria 115299
Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2681060418
Descrizione libro Viking. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0670812455I3N00
Descrizione libro VIking Press, Great Britain, 1988. First Viking Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. bright glossy purple DJ spine with yellow titles and uppercase white lettering. minimal wear to DJ spine panel protecting HB cloth spine with uppercase imprinted silver lettering on medium blue boards. interior text is lightly framed and yellowed around textblock edges. 241 pp. ISBN # 0670812455. Rockville. Codice libro della libreria 7-3-1180719
Descrizione libro VIKING,UK, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition.... UK1ST.EDIITON.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FINE HARDBACK IN NEAR FINE DUSTWRAPPER.PAGE EDGES TANNED DUE TO CHEAP PAPER.96/G Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria SHELLLFFPT
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