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Cairo

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After five thousand years of continuous habitation Cairo remains the greatest metropolis in its quarter of the globe. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Napoleon, the city has never stopped reinventing itself. The Victorious' is what the Arabs call Cairo, and the indomitable spirit of the place still merits the name. Max Rodenbeck tells the Cairenes' story with the sympathetic understanding gained from years of wandering Cairo's back streets, chatting in its cafes and burrowing in its dusty libraries. This sweeping biography of a city of contrasts - skyscrapers abutting ancient tombs - fuses the excitement of travel with the stimulation of history.

'It is an epic, resonant work. One of the world's great cities has at last found its portraitist and biographer' - Independent.

'Rodenbeck makes one of the world's great cities come alive in all its sprawling, noisy, many-layered reality' - Times.

'Literary Supplement Max Rodenbeck makes magnificent order out of urban disarray' - Financial Times.

'An enormously entertaining read . . . what makes the book so much fun is its rich trove of character and anecdote' - Washington Post.

Item details

Author(s):
Max Rodenbeck
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330337106
ISBN-13:
9780330337106
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Cairo

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After five thousand years of continuous habitation Cairo remains the greatest metropolis in its quarter of the globe. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Napoleon, the city has never stopped reinventing itself. The Victorious' is what the Arabs call Cairo, and the indomitable spirit of the place still merits the name. Max Rodenbeck tells the Cairenes' story with the sympathetic understanding gained from years of wandering Cairo's back streets, chatting in its cafes and burrowing in its dusty libraries. This sweeping biography of a city of contrasts - skyscrapers abutting ancient tombs - fuses the excitement of travel with the stimulation of history.

'It is an epic, resonant work. One of the world's great cities has at last found its portraitist and biographer' - Independent.

'Rodenbeck makes one of the world's great cities come alive in all its sprawling, noisy, many-layered reality' - Times.

'Literary Supplement Max Rodenbeck makes magnificent order out of urban disarray' - Financial Times.

'An enormously entertaining read . . . what makes the book so much fun is its rich trove of character and anecdote' - Washington Post.

Author(s):
Max Rodenbeck
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330337106
ISBN-13:
9780330337106
Publisher:
Picador
Title:
Cairo

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