Alexandria, Real and Imagined (Publications of the Centre by Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk PDF

By Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk

Alexandria, actual and Imagined deals a fancy portrait of a rare urban, from its starting place within the fourth century BC as much as the current day: a urban outstanding for its historical past of ethnic range, for the legacies of its earlier imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - and, now not least, for the memorable pictures of 'Alexandria' developed either by means of outsiders and via population of town. during this quantity of recent essays, Alexandria and its many pictures - the genuine and the imagined - are illuminated from a wealthy number of views. those variety from artwork historical past to epidemiology, from social and cultural research to re-readings of Cavafy and Callimachus, from the impressions of overseas viewers to the proof of police files, from the buildings of Alexandria in Durrell and Forster to these within the twentieth-century Arabic novel.

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