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962.05 H
Descript.
463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Maps on lining papers.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-450) and index.
Contents
The president -- The coup -- The president.
Summary
"Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity--the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same."--Amazon.com.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780525559566 (hardcover)
0525559566 (hardcover)
Descript.
1 online resource (1 video file (29 min., 33 sec.)) : sound, color.
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Note
Originally released by TV Choice Productions, 2014.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 11, 2017.
Contents
Egypt: Tourism in Turmoil: Introduction (1:18) -- Tourism: Blessing Or Curse? (6:56) -- Tourism: Who Benefits? (8:30) -- It's Murder On The Nile (4:45) -- Crisis Equals Opportunity? (2:59) -- A Question of Identity (5:05)
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Summary
This program examines how tourism has been vital to the Egyptian economy for decades. It considers how the revolution of 2011 and the political and social upheavals that followed have adversely affected tourism.
Audience
9 & up.
System Det
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, May 17, 2017)
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Genre
Alt Author
Films Media Group, film distributor.
TV Choice Productions
Title
Tourism in Turmoil
Descript.
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Note
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 14, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
One of the Oldest Civilizations (1:13) -- Cairo, Egypt (2:50) -- Old Cairo, Egypt (3:39) -- Cairo: City of 1,000 Minarets (2:54) -- Great Pyramids of Giza (3:13) -- Cathedral of St. Anthony (1:51) -- Father Lazarus (3:17) -- El Alamein to Siwa (3:46) -- Siwa, Egypt (3:22) -- Bahariyya, Egypt (3:10) -- Desert Trek to Luxor (2:45) -- Bagawat, Egypt (3:24) -- Luxor, Egypt (2:06) -- Luxor's West Bank (1:58) -- Valley of the Kings (4:27) -- Flying Over the West Bank (1:53) -- Abu Simbell, Egypt (3:16) -- Credits: Egypt: Globe Trekker (0:47)
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Summary
In this Globe Trekker video, Megan McCormick begins her Egyptian adventure in Cairo at the Bazaar of Khan al-Khalili, a huge market which has been open since the Middle Ages, and goes on to visit the mosque at Ibn Tulun, the spot legend holds Noah's ark came to rest and Moses confronted pharaoh's magicians, the Great Pyramids at Giza, and the monastery at St Antony's. En route to Siwa, a remote town dominated by crumbling remains of the 13th century fortress of Shali, Megan stops at El Alamein, a war cemetery commemorating World War II soldiers. From Siwa she embarks on a five day desert trek to the west bank of Luxor, also known as Monument Valley. Along the way she joins a family celebrating sebuwa, a ceremony held a week after the birth of a baby, and visits the ruins of Bagawat, site of 263 Coptic tombs dating back 1,800 years. Finally, Megan visits Abu Simbel, where Ramses had his sun temple built over three thousand years ago.
Audience
10 & up.
System Det
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description.
Subject
Genre
Subject
Alt Author
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
Title
Globe Trekker
Globe trekker (Television program)
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