Cairo, The American University in Cairo Press: 2006
Seller ID: 112557215
Condition: Very Good
pict. paper covers, xxx, 401 pages : illustrations, index. Offers a portrait of an extraordinary city as seen through the eyes of its inhabitants and by outsiders, from the time of its foundation in the 4th century BC up to the 20th century. As the capital of a Hellenistic kingdom, then as a major city in the Roman, Byzantine and Arab empires, Alexandria was renowned as an intellectual city. CONTENTS: 1. Alexandria, the Mouseion, and cultural identity / Herwig Maehler -- 2. Ptolemaic Alexandria and the Egyptian tradition / Sally-Ann Ashton -- 3. The face of Alexandria -- the face of Africa? / ... View More...