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Traveling Through Sinai: From the Fourth to the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)
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Traveling Through Sinai: From the Fourth to the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 30/07/2009
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Sinai has long attracted travelers to its ancient caravan routes and haunting landscapes, and visitors have frequently left written accounts of their experiences. In this wide-ranging anthology, Deborah Manley and Sahar Abdel-Hakim have collected dozens of accounts and observations from travelers who have written about Sinai, its people, its sights, and its historical and biblical landmarks. Starting with Egeria, a fourth-century Christian who relates her visit to Mt. Sinai and the Burning Bush, "Traveling through Sinai" offers a diverse collection of voices over the centuries. Among them are the German friar Felix Fabri, who visited in 1492, and nineteenth-century antiquarian William Flinders Petrie, giving his impressions of the Bedouins of the peninsula. French novelist Alexandre Dumas writes of meeting two monks in the desert carrying a letter signed by Napoleon, while others describe crossing the canal at Suez, the ancient inscriptions of Wadi Mukattab, and the harrowing experiences of desert travel.

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774162817
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 228 x 168 x 16 mm

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