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Abdel-Hakim, Sahar

Works: 6 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 1,319 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
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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( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of writings of desert traveler experiences, including accounts written by Herodotus, Ibn Jubayr, Richard Lepsius, L.A. Tregenza, Harriet Martineau, Ahmed Fakhry and Ahmed Hassanein. The writings describe the desert of Egypt and the encounters of travelers with the nature and wildlife
Traveling through Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century by Deborah Manley( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 371 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 by Deborah Manley( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 229 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 87 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."--Jacket
A Nile anthology : travel writing through the centuries by Deborah Manley( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stretch of the longest river in the world that nurtured the world's first great civilization has drawn and impressed visitors since ancient times. The Greeks were fascinated by the mysterious annual flood of the Nile that brought both water and nourishing silt to the lands along its banks, while nineteenth-century travelers were amazed by the magnificent tombs and temples of Upper Egypt. A Nile Anthology brings together the accounts and reflections of visitors and travelers to the Nile between Luxor and Aswan through the ages, from Herodotus in the fifth century BC, and the Arab geographers of medieval times, to such nineteenth-century luminaries as Amelia Edwards, Florence Nightingale, Jean Francois Champollion, Edward Lane, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. From the practicalities of river travel to descriptions of the pharaonic monuments, via the sights, sounds, and smells of the teeming souks, our writers guide us through a world and an age long gone
Egypt and the Nile : through writers' eyes( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Traveling through the deserts of Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth century
Traveling through Egypt : from 450 B.C. to the twentieth centuryTraveling through Sinai : from the fourth to the twenty-first centuryEgypt : through writers' eyesA Nile anthology : travel writing through the centuriesEgypt and the Nile : through writers' eyes
Alternative Names
Hakim, Sahar Abdel-.

سحر صبحي عبد الحكيم

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