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Eastern Pilgrims

Author : Agnes Smith Lewis
ISBN : 9781108043328
Genre : History
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This 1870 account of women travelling across Europe to the Middle East began an adventurous career for the Smith sisters.
Category: History

Travels In The East

Author : Constantin von Tischendorf
ISBN : 9781108014793
Genre : Social Science
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Tischendorf's account of his journey to the Middle East in the 1840s is part travel log and part historical study.
Category: Social Science

Letters From Egypt 1863 65

Author : Lucie Duff Gordon
ISBN : 9781108026734
Genre : History
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These vivid and sympathetic descriptions of life in Egypt by a Victorian gentlewoman were first published in 1865.
Category: History

Last Letters From Egypt

Author : Lucie Duff Gordon
ISBN : 9781108026956
Genre : History
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These vivid and sympathetic descriptions of life in Egypt by a Victorian gentlewoman were first published in 1875.
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Nile Notes Of A Howadji

Author : Martin R. Kalfatovic
ISBN : UOM:39015025241855
Genre : Reference
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Bibliography of published literature on Egypt from the earliest times to 1918. ...will provide scholars, armchair travelers, and future visitors to the region with a well-organized source list and miniature travel history. --ARBA
Category: Reference

Islamic Imperialism

Author : Efraim Karsh
ISBN : 9780300201338
Genre : History
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From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this highly provocative book. Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, Karsh contends that the region's experience is the culmination of long-existing indigenous trends, passions, and patterns of behavior, and that foremost among these is Islam's millenarian imperial tradition. The author explores the history of Islam's imperialism and the persistence of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted World War I to haunt Islamic and Middle Eastern politics to the present day. September 11 can be seen as simply the latest expression of this dream, and such attacks have little to do with U.S. international behavior or policy in the Middle East, says Karsh. The House of Islam's war for world mastery is traditional, indeed venerable, and it is a quest that is far from over.
Category: History

Napoleon S Egypt

Author : Juan Cole
ISBN : 0230607411
Genre : History
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In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military challenges in a foreign land. Cole ultimately reveals how Napoleon's invasion, the first modern attempt to invade the Arab world, invented and crystallized the rhetoric of liberal imperialism.
Category: History

The Tragedy Of The Korosko

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9781775458593
Genre : Fiction
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Arthur Conan Doyle departs from the realm of detective fiction and delves into classic action-adventure in this tale set in the deserts of Egypt. A group of European travelers set out on a leisurely boat trip on the Nile -- only to fall prey to an attack at the hands of a roving and ruthless group of bandits. Will they make it out alive?
Category: Fiction

The Ottoman Empire 1700 1922

Author : Donald Quataert
ISBN : 9781139445917
Genre : History
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The Ottoman Empire was one of the most important non-Western states to survive from medieval to modern times, and played a vital role in European and global history. It continues to affect the peoples of the Middle East, the Balkans and central and western Europe to the present day. This new survey examines the major trends during the latter years of the empire; it pays attention to gender issues and to hotly-debated topics such as the treatment of minorities. In this second edition, Donald Quataert has updated his lively and authoritative text, revised the bibliographies, and included brief biographies of major figures on the Byzantines and the post Ottoman Middle East. This accessible narrative is supported by maps, illustrations and genealogical and chronological tables, which will be of help to students and non-specialists alike. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history of the Middle East.
Category: History