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

By Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk

Alexandria, actual and Imagined deals a fancy portrait of a unprecedented urban, from its starting place within the fourth century BC as much as the current day: a urban remarkable for its background of ethnic range, for the legacies of its previous imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - and, no longer least, for the memorable pictures of 'Alexandria' built either by means of outsiders and by means of population of town. during this quantity of recent essays, Alexandria and its many photographs - the true and the imagined - are illuminated from a wealthy number of views. those variety from paintings heritage to epidemiology, from social and cultural research to re-readings of Cavafy and Callimachus, from the impressions of international viewers to the facts of police files, from the buildings of Alexandria in Durrell and Forster to these within the twentieth-century Arabic novel.

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