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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alexandria, Real and Imagined (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London) PDF

Similar ancient history books

Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Rome and Modern America (Classical Receptions) by Margaret Malamud

Old Rome and glossy the USA explores the important function the narratives and photographs of Rome have performed in America’s figuring out of itself and its historical past. locations America’s reaction to Rome in a ancient context, from the innovative period to the current appears at portrayals of Rome in numerous media: writing, structure, theatre, portray, World’s festivals and Expositions, and movie superbly illustrated with over forty top of the range images and figures

Download e-book for kindle: The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions by Barbette Stanley Spaeth

In antiquity, the Mediterranean area was once associated via sea and land routes that facilitated the unfold of non secular ideals and practices one of the civilizations of the traditional international. The Cambridge significant other to historic Mediterranean Religions offers an creation to the main religions of this quarter and explores present examine concerning the similarities and modifications between them.

New PDF release: Le sacrifice antique: Vestiges, procédures et stratégies

Par Lampeter over Cwmann, Wales (UK). Cela vous dit ? Bien sûr ! C’est dans cette université bucolique que se sont rassemblés durant une petite semaine un panel de spécialistes du sacrifice old. Mais qu’allaient-ils faire à Lampeter over Cwmann, et sur un tel sujet ? los angeles raison de leur présence en cette thébaïde entourée de collines peuplées d’une abondante gent ovine est basic : ils s’y sont rendus à l’invitation de los angeles IVe Celtic convention in Classics qui rassemble tous les deux ans des chercheurs des western provinces (mais pas seulement).

Read e-book online Die Argeaden: Geschichte Makedoniens bis zum Zeitalter PDF

Die Geschichte der Argeaden, der Dynastie Alexanders des Großen, ist schillernd. Die makedonischen Herrscher führten zumeist einen zähen Überlebenskampf und mussten ihr diplomatisches Geschick beweisen. Argeaden waren an den entscheidenden Ereignissen der Perserkriege und des Peloponnesischen Kriegs beteiligt.

Additional info for Alexandria, Real and Imagined (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Alexandria, Real and Imagined (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London) by Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk


by Joseph
4.2

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 33 votes