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

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

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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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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How Many Miles to Babylon? uses the writing of European travellers 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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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Wolff, Anne
Dewey number
916.20424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DT49.98
LC item number
.W65 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
  • TRAVEL
  • Europeans
  • Travel
  • Travelers
  • Egypt
Label
How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 1517Bibliography; Index
Control code
659497138
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846313295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p6jvz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659497138
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
How many miles to Babylon? : travels and adventures to Egypt and beyond, 1300 to 1640, Anne Wolff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 1517Bibliography; Index
Control code
659497138
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846313295
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p6jvz
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659497138
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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