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Riassunto: Every great city deserves a book like this one: a sweeping chronicle by an author whose motives mix passion and bewilderment. Over the course of four and a half millennia, Cairo has eluded all who would try to pin it down, reinventing itself time and again: "It has survived countless invasions, booms and busts, famines, plagues, and calamities." Author Max Rodenbeck, a correspondent for the Economist, moved to Cairo as a 2 year old, and has spent a good portion of his professional life working there. He finds himself repulsed by the crowds and pollution of a late 20th-century megacity, yet drawn by Cairo's ageless vibrancy. Cairo: The City Victorious combines wide-ranging history and first-person travelogue in an unconventional narrative that bounces easily from the present to the past and back again. ("If the story were to loop and tangle and digress," he writes, "well, that too would be in the character of Cairo.") Immersed in Rodenbeck's prose, readers will find themselves feeling at home as they discover (or rediscover) this unique place, its pyramids, and its people.
From the Back Cover: Al-Qahira: Her Arab conquerors called her "the Victorious", and over the course of her 5,000-year history Cairo has richly merited the name. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander the Great to Saladin to Napoleon, Cairo has never ceased reinventing herself.
Max Rodenbeck, a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, provides a dazzling cultural excavation of this most ancient and multifaceted of cities -- from its Pharaonic beginnings to its heyday as the most glittering metropolis of the Middle Ages, from its subjugation by the Turks and British to its emergence as the modern capital of Arab nationalism. Whether he is exploring a belly-dance theater or a medieval mosque, a hashish den or a dusty bazaar, Rodenbeck brings Cairo to life in all its chaotic beauty. A remarkable fusion of travel and history, Cairo: The City Victorious is an epic, resonant work.
Titolo: Cairo: The City Victorious
Casa editrice: Picard
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Picard, 1998. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10797865
Descrizione libro Picard, 1998. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP71246556
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001001803
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. A good copy but with more than minor wear. For non-UK items of 1.5 kg or more may require an additional shipping charge. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00105260-B
Descrizione libro Picador, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. One corner of bds sl bumped, with margin adjacent to head of spine knocked, and having a sl split, in clear protective book wrap. ; 240x160mm; 395 pages. Codice libro della libreria 58404
Descrizione libro Picador, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. hardback, 8vo, a very good tightly bound copy in a very good price clipped pictorial dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, 395pp. Codice libro della libreria 210008
Descrizione libro Picador;, 1998. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardback. First UK edition. xviii, 395pp. One b/w map. Traces the life and history of Cairo from its birth - through the heights of its medieval splendour and up to the present day. A near Mint copy with no inscriptions, in a Fine unclipped dustwrapper. Codice libro della libreria 31466
Descrizione libro Picador 1998-01-01, 1998. Hardcover. Book, 400 pp As New condition. As new condition dust jacket. ISBN: 0330337092. Codice libro della libreria J1115380
Descrizione libro Picador, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. isbn matches very clean hardcover with jacket. no marks clean text. solid binding very light wear Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Codice libro della libreria mon0000094080
Descrizione libro Picador, GB, 1998. Hardback. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine DW. 1st Edition. Virtually as new. Codice libro della libreria kb060.702