WorldCat Identities

Abdel-Hakim, Sahar

Works: 7 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 720 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DT49.98, 916.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sahar Abdel-Hakim
Traveling through the deserts of Egypt from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century by Sahar Abdel-Hakim( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For generations, travelers have been lured by the beauty and mesmerizing stillness of Egypt's deserts, leaving behind the comfort of what is familiar in a quest for adventure, knowledge, and escape, and for others still, a taste of eternity. Traveling through the Deserts of Egypt is a compilation of some of the most fascinating and beautiful writings to come out of the experiences of desert travelers through the ages. Seen through their eyes, the desert emerges as possessed of a multitudeof identities, a source of majesty and life-giving natural beauty, barrenness and yet incalculable mystery. By reading in the footsteps of those who crossed the desert's valleys, slept in its caves, and rode its camels, we discover that the desert in its boundlessness and utter unpredictability shatters all our notions of time and holds out the offer of an intensity of meaning and renewed self-awareness that is as irresistible as it is rewarding. The collection includes extracts from the writings of Herodotus, Ibn Khaldun, Ferdinand Lepsius, Leo Tregenza, Harriet Martineau, Ahmed Fakhry, and Ahmed Hassanein, among many others
Traveling through Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century by Deborah Manley( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The compilers of this anthology have selected records of travelers from many countries and cultures over many centuries, and, mainly using the Nile for a pathway, here offer these travelers' observations on the many facets of Egypt. The collection includes extracts from the writings of Herodotus, Strabo, Ibn Hawkal, al-Muqaddasi, Pierre Loti, Rudyard Kipling, Florence Nightingale, and many more."--BOOK JACKET
Traveling through Sinai : from the fourth to the twenty-first century ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this 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." "For many of the visitors included here, their ultimate destination was St. Catherine's Monastery, a major site for Christian pilgrims since its founding in the fourth century. With an array of narratives from the writings of Procopius, Sir John Mandeville, John Lewis Burckhardt, Isabella Bird, Pierre Loti, Michael Haag, and others, Traveling through Sinai offers a varied portrait of this fabled peninsula that has drawn travelers and pilgrims to it for centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Egypt : through writers' eyes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"No land on earth has been so long observed as Egypt, which was attracting awestruck travellers back in the days of Herodotus and Julius Caesar. Then came pilgrims to Sinai, crusaders and Napoleon, followed by the Grand Tourists of the eighteenth century and those less grand with Thomas Cook in the nineteenth. The range of voices gathered here is dazzling: an ancient myth from a papyrus next to Naguib Mahfouz's account of Alexandria, Florence Nightingale describing Abu Simbel side by side with Ahdaf Soueif's description of Sinai. The medieval Cairo of Ibn Jubayr walks hand in hand with the modern city of the blind Egyptian thinker, Taha Hussein. Lucie Duff Gordon sails up the Nile, Edward Lane crawls through a sand-filled temple and Alan Bennett takes tea on the terrace of the Winter Palace Hotel at Luxor."--BOOK JACKET
Traveling through Egypt from the fourth to the twenty-first century ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egypt and the Nile : through writers' eyes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling through Egypt from 450 B ( )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.65 (from 0.47 for Traveling ... to 0.80 for Traveling ...)
Alternative Names
Hakim, Sahar Abdel-
سحر صبحي عبد الحكيم
English (28)