Travellers in Egypt (Tauris Parke Paperback S.)

Travellers in Egypt (Tauris Parke Paperback S.)

By: Janet Starkey (editor), Paul Starkey (editor)Paperback

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Offering a study of travellers in Egypt, the contributions to this book encompass early travellers, those with a serious scientific or archaeological interest, those whose primary interest was artistic and literary, and those - including Flaubert - who wrote classic works of European literature based on their experiences. A whole section is devoted to E.W. Lane, not only for the importance of his writings, but also because of the criticism which he has received in the "orientalism" debate and which has not until now been seriously questioned. The book is aimed at readers interested in Western perceptions of the Orient; in the contribution made by early travellers to Egyptology; in the study of Egyptian society and its artistic, architectural and literary heritage; or in the history and culture of European travel in the Middle East.

About Author

Paul Starkey and Janet Starkey are specialists in Middle East history and literature at Durham University.


European travellers in Egypt - the representation of the host culture, Hussein M. Fahim. Part 1 Early travellers: Pietro Della Valle in Ottoman Egypt, 1615-1616, Peter M. Holt; George Baldwin - soldier of fortune? Rosemarie Said Zahlan. Part 2 Egyptological travellers: a pioneer Egyptologist - Giovanni Baptista Belzoni,1778-1823, Peter A. Clayton; William John Bankes' collection of drwoings of Egypt an Nubia, Patricia Usick; Linant de Bellfonds - travels in Egypt, Sudan and Arabia Petraea, 1818-1828, Marcel Kurz, Pascale Linant de Bellefonds; a Prussian expedition in 1820 - Heinrich von Minutoli, Joachim S. Karig; the journeys of Lord Prudhoe and Major Orlando Felix in Egypt, Nubia and the Levant, 1826-1829, John Ruffle; the forgotten Egyptologist - James Burton, Neil Cooke. Part 3 Women in Egypt: two brides - Baroness Menu von Minutoli and Mrs Colonel Elwood, Deborah Manley; a honeymoon in Egypt and the Sudan - Charlotte Rowley, 1835-1836, Peter Rowley-Conwy et al. Part 4 Artists and photographers: the unknown Nestor L'Hote, Diane Sarofim Harle; between two lost worlds -Frederick Catherwood, Jason Thompson, Angela T. Thompson; a naval tourist, 1834-1840 - Captain Henry Byam Martin, Sarah Searight; two interpretations of Islamic domestic interiors in Cairo - J.F. Lewism Frank Dillon, Briony Llewellyn; travellers, colonisers and conservationists, Hossam M. Mahdy; a 19th century photographer -Francis Frith, Caroline Williams, Part 5 Literary interactions -Egyptian influence on European literature: Alexandre Dumas in Egypt -mystification or truth? Marianna Taymanova; Faluber's Egypt - crucible and crux for textual identity, Mary Orr; Egypt imagined, Egypt visited - Theophile Gautier, Peter Whyte; Juliusz Slowacki in Egypt 1836-37, Jan Weryho; French women travellers - a discourse marginal to orientalism? John David Ragan. Part 6 E.W. Lane and scholarly perceptions: Edward Said and Edward William Lane, John Rodenbeck; text from 19th century Egypt - the role of E.W. Lane, Geoffrey Roper. Part 7 European influences on Egypt: travellers' rendezvous and cultural institutions in Muhammad Ali's Egypt, Philip Sadgrove; views of al-Azhar in the 19th century - Gabriel Charmes and Ali Pasha Mubarak, Michael J. Reiner; Egyptian travellers in Europe, Paul Starkey.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860646744
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781860646744
  • ISBN10: 1860646743

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