The Resource How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)

How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)

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How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640
Title
How many miles to Babylon?
Title remainder
travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640
Statement of responsibility
Anne Wolff
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How Many Miles to Babylon? uses the writing of European travelers to Egypt between c. 1300 and c. 1600 to give a picture of the country in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods, drawing on sources that have hitherto been inaccessible to English-speaking audiences. These accounts portray an Egypt ruled by the despotic Mamluk sultans and the early Ottoman governors, a society at once cruel and sophisticated, dangerous and alluring. The Europeans' wonderment at the exotic flora and fauna, the ancient ruins of temples and pyramids, and the astonishing summer rise of the Nile to irrigate
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MiAaPQ
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Wolff, Anne
Dewey number
916.204/24
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DT51
LC item number
.W645 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Liverpool Science Fiction Texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers
  • Europeans
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Title Page; Contents; Preface; Permissions; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; 1: The Mamluk Rulers of Egypt; 2: Egypt Imagined and the Realities of the Voyage; 3: The Maritime Port of Alexandria; 4: Sailing Upstream to Cairo; 5: Cairo: 'meeting place of comer and goer'; 6: Venetian Diplomacy and the Arrival of the Ottomans; 7: Exploring the Pyramids and Mummy Fields; 8: Pilgrims to the Monastery of St Catherine; 9: Adventures with the Mecca Caravan; 10: To the South; Appendix 1: Europeans in Egypt in the Reigns of the Mamluk Sultans up to 1517
  • Appendix 2: Europeans in Egypt in the Reigns of the Ottoman Sultans after 1517 Bibliography; Index
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386736
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000541172
  • (EBL)380775
  • (OCoLC)476210278
  • (SSID)ssj0000173508
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11176926
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000173508
  • (PQKBWorkID)10165326
  • (PQKB)10629272
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000127215
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC380775
  • (UkCbUP)CR9781781386736
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000541172
Label
How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-296) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Title Page; Contents; Preface; Permissions; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; 1: The Mamluk Rulers of Egypt; 2: Egypt Imagined and the Realities of the Voyage; 3: The Maritime Port of Alexandria; 4: Sailing Upstream to Cairo; 5: Cairo: 'meeting place of comer and goer'; 6: Venetian Diplomacy and the Arrival of the Ottomans; 7: Exploring the Pyramids and Mummy Fields; 8: Pilgrims to the Monastery of St Catherine; 9: Adventures with the Mecca Caravan; 10: To the South; Appendix 1: Europeans in Egypt in the Reigns of the Mamluk Sultans up to 1517
  • Appendix 2: Europeans in Egypt in the Reigns of the Ottoman Sultans after 1517 Bibliography; Index
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781386736
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000541172
  • (EBL)380775
  • (OCoLC)476210278
  • (SSID)ssj0000173508
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11176926
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000173508
  • (PQKBWorkID)10165326
  • (PQKB)10629272
  • (StDuBDS)EDZ0000127215
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC380775
  • (UkCbUP)CR9781781386736
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000541172

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