Cairo

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A writer who has spent much of his life in this fabled city explores its past as the seat of both pharaohs and sultans, its medieval splendor, and the contemporary Cairo that exists sidebyside with ancient tombs. Reprint. *Author: Rodenbeck, Max *Subtitle: The City Victorious *Publication Date: 2000/02/01 *Number of Pages: 300 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679767275
SKU 30546902
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679767274
Release Date 2/1/2000
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.75T
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"Rodenbeck is able to trace themes in the city's history which have remained staggeringly persistent: from bureaucracy to an obsession with death, from rigid hierarchy to garbage in the streets. He has a wonderful flair for the detail or anecdote which can serve to illuminate these continuities, so much so that his book sometimes seems as kaleidoscopic as 'The Arabian Nights'."
"Rodenbeck's book is part popular history, part travel book and part journalism. As such, it is interesting, but does not always seem to know quite where it is going. The anecdotes are lively, the characters finely drawn, but sometimes the contents amount to little more than a series of vignettes."
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Excerpt The city remains a great mirror to the world at large, and a stark interface between tradition and modernity. Its special mix of piquant wit and whimsicality still provides an incomparable source of stories. Its people's stubborn defiance is exasperating, but it also ensures that their city will never easily succumb to the forces of global monoculture.
Editors Note A writer who has spent much of his life in this fabled city explores its past as the seat of both pharaohs and sultans, its medieval splendor, and the contemporary Cairo that exists sidebyside with ancient tombs. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 A writer who has spent much of his life in this fabled city explores its past as the seat of both pharaohs and sultans, its medieval splendor, and the contemporary Cairo that exists sidebyside with ancient tombs. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Vintage Books USA

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