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Abdel-Hakim, Sahar

Overview
Works: 8 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 855 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: DT49.98, 916.2
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Most widely held works by Sahar Abdel-Hakim
Traveling through Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 152 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."--Jacket
Traveling through Sinai : from the fourth to the twenty-first century( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 88 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."--Jacket
Egypt : through writers' eyes( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 88 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 the deserts of Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century by Sahar Abdel-Hakim( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 the fourth to the twenty-first century( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Egypt is one of the two wings of the world, and the excellences of which it can boast are countless. Its metropolis is the dome of Islam, its river the most splendid of rivers."--Al-Muqaddasi, c. 1000 To travelers, Egypt is a place of dreams: a country whose lifeblood is a mighty river, flowing from the heart of Africa. Along the fertile fringe of its banks an astonishing civilization raised spectacular monuments that our modern minds can hardly encompass. For centuries this past dominated travelers' minds-yet the present and its great buildings too engaged their interest and admiration and ga
Traveling through the deserts of Egypt from 450 B( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traveling through Egypt from 450 B( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Traveling through Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Hakim, Sahar Abdel-.

سحر صبحي عبد الحكيم

Languages
English (27)

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