A Bugatti at the foot of the Pyramids, a local sailboat transformed into a sumptuous yacht, a few tourists in white suits and Panama hats...these are the images of a voyage in Eygpt under the last kings, Fuad and Farouk, between 1917 and 1952. Writers such as Rudyard Kipling and André Gide testify to the fascination of Egypt's "golden years" where-in a country turned towards Europe and "protected" by the British army-a very individual social set blossomed in Cairo and Alexandria. Fascinating accounts of this universe have been left by both Egyptian writers and visitors to the country. They offer us a rare glimpse of Egypt before the era of mass tourism. Extraordinary period photographs also survive; unearthed in Cairo or Beirut, in museums or private homes, and published here for the first time, they reconstitute the fragile yet effervescent glamour of Egypt under the last kings.
A Bugatti at the foot of the Pyramids, a local sailboat transformed into a sumptuous yacht, a few tourists in white suits and Panama hats...these are the images of a voyage in Eygpt under the last kings, Fuad and Farouk, between 1917 and ...
Author: Alain Blottiere
A colorfully illustrated celebration of the classic era of cruising on the Nile, new in paperback Since Antony and Cleopatra honeymooned on the Nile on a gilded barge, visitors to Egypt have taken to the river as the best way to experience the country's wonders. Early travelers took a dahabiya, an elegant triangular-sailed houseboat, and leisurely meandered from riverside site to site, for three months or more. Then from the late nineteenth century, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England, revolutionized the journey with a fleet of specially built paddle steamers. For the next sixty years these 'floating palaces,' with their private cabins, and dining, smoking, and viewing salons, red-uniformed dragoman guides, and organized donkey excursions, carried the aristocratic, moneyed, and adventurous of international society of the time. Using period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, this book tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed later passengers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and, of course, Agatha Christie, whose staging of a death on the Nile only added to the allure.
Using period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, this book tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed ...
Author: Andrew Humphreys
From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the exotic alternative to wintering on the Riviera, the hotels of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan were always about far more than just bed and board. As bridgeheads for African exploration, neutral territories for conducting diplomacy, headquarters for armies, providers of home comforts for writers, painters, scholars, and archaeologists in the field, and social hubs for an international elite, more of importance happened in Egypt's hotels than in any other setting. It was through the hotels that visitors from the west--the earliest adventurers, then the travelers and, finally, the tourists--experienced the Orient. This book tells the stories of Egypt's historic hotels (including the Cecil, Shepheard's, the Mena House, Gezira Palace, Semiramis, Winter Palace, and Cataract) and some of the people who stayed in them, from Amelia Edwards, Lucie Duff Gordon and Florence Nightingale to Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, and TE Lawrence.
This book tells the stories of Egypt's historic hotels (including the Cecil, Shepheard's, the Mena House, Gezira Palace, Semiramis, Winter Palace, and Cataract) and some of the people who stayed in them, from Amelia Edwards, Lucie Duff ...
Author: Andrew Humphreys
This large-format wall calendar presents twelve fascinating historical photographs from the golden age of the Nile cruise, in the days of grand steamers and elegant dahabeeyahs, of relaxing in wicker chairs on deck, and of visits to ancient temples on donkeyback. The illustrations are takenfrom the bestselling book On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel, by Andrew Humphreys (AUC Press, 2015). The calendar is practically designed with plenty of space to write in special events and daily appointments throughout the year.
The illustrations are taken from the bestselling book On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel, by Andrew Humphreys (AUC Press, 2015).
Author: Andrew Humphreys
Based on material in the 150-year-old archive of Thomas Cook, this work is a voyage through the romantic era of travel, from the mid-Victorian period to the 1950s. There are 40 full-page poster reproductions, and travel memorabilia, from tickets to early tourists' photographs.
Based on material in the 150-year-old archive of Thomas Cook, this work is a voyage through the romantic era of travel, from the mid-Victorian period to the 1950s.
Author: Andrew Williamson
Publisher: Thomas Cook
The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults hurled between drivers; the steady crescendo of horns honking; the shouts of street vendors; the television sets and radios blaring from every sidewalk. Nadia Wassef knows this song by heart. In 2002, with her sister, Hind, and their friend, Nihal, she founded Diwan, a fiercely independent bookstore. They were three young women with no business degrees, no formal training, and nothing to lose. At the time, nothing like Diwan existed in Egypt. Culture was languishing under government mismanagement, and books were considered a luxury, not a necessity. Ten years later, Diwan had become a rousing success, with ten locations, 150 employees, and a fervent fan base. Frank, fresh, and very funny, Nadia Wassef's memoir tells the story of this journey. Its eclectic cast of characters features Diwan's impassioned regulars, like the demanding Dr. Medhat; Samir, the driver with CEO aspirations; meditative and mythical Nihal; silent but deadly Hind; dictatorial and exacting Nadia, a self-proclaimed bitch to work with-and the many people, mostly men, who said Diwan would never work. Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller is a portrait of a country hurtling toward revolution, a feminist rallying cry, and an unapologetic crash course in running a business under the law of entropy. Above all, it is a celebration of the power of words to bring us home.
A few shelves below Dr. Galal, browsing visitors would find Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile, an iconic murder ... I stocked Alain Blottière's Vintage Egypt: Cruising the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel and Andrew Humphreys's Grand ...
Author: Nadia Wassef
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa examines the importance of tourism as a historical, economic, social, environmental, religious and political force in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It highlights the ecological and resource challenges related to water, desert environments, climate change and oil. It provides an in-depth analysis of the geopolitical conditions that have long determined the patterns of tourism demand and supply throughout the region and how these play out in the everyday lives of residents and destinations as they attempt to grow tourism or ignore it entirely. While cultural heritage remains the primary tourism asset for the region as a whole, many new types of tourisms are emerging, especially in the Arabian Gulf region, where hyper-development is closely associated with the increasingly prominent role of luxury real estate and shopping, retail, medical tourism, cruises and transit tourism. The growing phenomenon of an expatriate workforce, and how its segregation from the citizenry creates a dual socio-economic system in several countries, is unmatched by other regions of the world. Many indigenous people of MENA keep themselves apart from other dominant groups in the region, although these social boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred as tourism, being one socio-economic force for change, has inspired many nomadic peoples to settle into towns and villages and rely more on tourists for their livelihoods. All of these issues and more shape the foundations of this book. This Handbook is the first of its kind to examine tourism from a broad regional and inclusive perspective, surveying a broad range of social, cultural, heritage, ecological and political matters in a single volume. With a wide range of contributors, many of whom are natives of the Middle East and North Africa, this Handbook is a vital resource for students and scholars interested in Tourism, Middle East Studies and Geography.
Humphreys, A. (2015) On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel. Cairo: American University of Cairo Press. Hunter Publishing (2006) Cruising the Mediterranean: A Guide to Ports of Call. Edison, NJ: Hunter Publishing.
Author: Dallen J. Timothy
Category: Business & Economics
In 2019, the American University in Cairo (AUC) celebrates its centenary. Founded on Tahrir Square, the university has been at the center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of Cairo and Egypt for the last one hundred years, and is hailed as one of the leading academic institutions in the Middle East. Utilizing a rich array of photographs, documents, and objects, this book presents one hundred short stories about the life and legacy of this unique and remarkable institution.
Utilizing a rich array of photographs, documents, and objects, this book presents one hundred short stories about the life and legacy of this unique and remarkable institution.
Author: Andrew Humphreys
In 1907/08 Ferdinand Platt (known to his family as Ferdy) traveled to Egypt as personal physician to the ailing 8th Duke of Devonshire--one of the giant statesmen of the late Victorian age--and his family party, recounting his adventure in letters to his young wife in England. Throughout the journey Ferdy not only reported on the sights of the country around him, with his amateur Egyptologist's eye, and the people he met along the way (including Howard Carter and Winston Churchill) but also recorded his private thoughts and intimate observations of a formal and stratified society, soon to be witness to its own extinction.
Ferdy's trip up the Nile took place in the winter of 1907–1908, during the golden age of travel to Egypt. Edwardian England was still a country where tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases, exacerbated by the smogs and the cold, ...
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This study examines the works of several newspaper correspondents who traveled to Cyprus in 1878 to cover the British acquisition of the island. The author analyzes the correspondents' relationships with the military establishment and the role of advertisements in propagating colonial discourse.
Andrew Humphrey, On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2015), 124. 50. Times, September 14, 1878, p. 7. 51. Times, September 14, 1878, p. 7. 52. Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial ...
Author: Marinos Pourgouris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A History of Egyptology is a ground-breaking reference work that traces the study of ancient Egypt. Spanning 150 years and global in purview, it enlarges our understanding of how and why people have looked, and continue to look, into humankind's distant past through the lens of the enduring allure of ancient Egypt. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume investigates how territories around the world have engaged with and have been inspired by Egyptology, and how that engagement has evolved over time. Each chapter presents a specific territory from an institutional and national perspective, while examining a range of transnational links as well. The volume thus touches on multiple strands of scholarship, embracing not only Egyptology, but also social history, the history of science and reception studies. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.
2003. Imhotep Today: Egyptianizing Architecture. London: UCL Press. Humbert, P. and B. Bruyère 1959. ʻHommage à Georges Nagel (1899–1956)ʼ. BIFAO 58: 148–58. Humphreys, A. 2015. On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel.
Author: Andrew Bednarski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Empires of Antiquities is a history of the rediscovery of the imperial civilizations of the ancient Near East in a modern imperial order that evolved between the outbreak of the First World War and the decolonization of the British Empire in the 1950s. It explores the ways in which near eastern antiquity was redefined and experienced, becoming the subject of imperial regulation, modes of enquiry, and international and national politics. Billie Melman follows a series of globally publicized spectacular archaeological discoveries in Iraq, Egypt, and Palestine, which made antiquity material visible and accessible as never before. She demonstrates that the new definition and uses of antiquity and their relations to modernity were inseparable from the emergence of the post-war international imperial order, transnational collaboration and crises, the aspirations of national groups, and collisions between them and the British mandatories. This study uniquely combines a history of the internationalization of archaeology and the rise of a new 'regime of antiquities', under the oversight of the League of Nations and its institutions, a history of British attitudes to, and passion for near eastern antiquity and on the ground, colonial policies and mechanisms, as well as nationalist claims on the past. It points at the centrality of the new mandate system. Drawing on an unusually wide range of materials collected in archives in six countries, as well as on material and visual evidence, this volume weaves together imperial, international and national histories, and the history of archaeological discovery which it connects to imperial modernity.
Railway travel links Egyptian cities to the antiquities strip along the Nile. ... 1937), advertisements, n.p. * Andrew Humphreys, Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel (Cairo and New York, 2011), 101–79. * Cooks Nile ...
Author: Billie Melman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Aiming for the top! The search for a legendary pharaoh's treasure! Determined to be the world's top adventurer, Alex set out to Egypt to find the legendary Golden Chariot of Ramesses II! But when his airship crashed in the desert, he is "saved" by Amon, a kind-hearted bar owner! Afterwards, Amon's daughter Samara joins Alex on his search... but little do they know that they are being followed... !
NILE RIVER THE CRADLE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILISATION " Nile , Nile , longer than the Milky Way . ... The Nile was also an important transportation conduit , The normal river current allowed travel from south to north , and putting up ...
Publisher: Kadokawa Gempak Starz Sdn Bhd
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Both born to power and wealth, and raised by courtiers, they lived lives of aristocrats and landowners, in poor health and with uncertain futures. Though they lived over 3000 years apart, the lives of Egyptian King Tutankhamun and the fifth Lord Carnarvon share many parallels, not the least of which was Carnarvon’s sponsorship of the team that found the pharaoh’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Brian Fagan’s narrative expertly weaves these two lives together, showing similarities and differences between these two powerful men. -Both figures are placed in their historical context, showing the political and social machinations of 18th Dynasty Egypt and 20th century archaeological exploration in Egypt.-Grounded in historical and archaeological research, the two figures are made to come alive as real people.-An Afterword by the author shows archaeologists how to tell research stories that are accessible to a wider audience.
Records of the Past Are Not Ours to Play Withm Amelia Edwards, A Thousand Miles up the Nile (London: Longmans Green, ... Andrew Humphreys, Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel (Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, ...
Author: Brian Fagan
Category: Social Science
From Herodotus's day to the present political upheavals, the steady flow of the Nile has been Egypt's heartbeat. It has shaped its geography, controlled its economy and moulded its civilisation. The same stretch of water which conveyed Pharaonic battleships, Ptolemaic grain ships, Roman troop-carriers and Victorian steamers today carries modern-day tourists past bankside settlements in which rural life – fishing, farming, flooding – continues much as it has for millennia. At this most critical juncture in the country's history, foremost Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey up the Nile, north from Lake Victoria, from Cataract to Cataract, past the Aswan Dam, to the delta. The country is a palimpsest, every age has left its trace: as we pass the Nilometer on the island of Elephantine which since the days of the Pharaohs has measured the height of Nile floodwaters to predict the following season's agricultural yield and set the parameters for the entire Egyptian economy, the wonders of Giza which bear the scars of assault by nineteenth-century archaeologists and the modern-day unbridled urban expansion of Cairo – and in Egypt's earliest art (prehistoric images of fish-traps carved into cliffs) and the Arab Spring (fought on the bridges of Cairo) – the Nile is our guide to understanding the past and present of this unique, chaotic, vital, conservative yet rapidly changing land.
... London, 1986 Travel and Travellers in Egypt Fagan, Brian, The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1975 Humphreys, Andrew, Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age ...
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
This volume considers representations of space and movement in sources ranging from Roman comedy to late antique verse, exploring how poetry in the Roman world is fundamentally shaped by its relationship to travel within the geography of Rome’s far-reaching empire. The volume surveys Roman poetics of travel and geography in sources ranging from Plautus to Augustan poetry, from the Flavians to Ausonius. The chapters offer a range of approaches to: the complex relationship between Latin poetry, Roman identity, imperialism, and travel and geospatial narratives; and the diachronic and generic evolutions of poetic descriptions of space and mobility. In addition, two chapters, including the concluding one, contextualize and respond to the volume’s discussion of poetry by looking at ways in which Romans not only write and read poems about travel and geography, but also make writing and reading part of the experience of traveling, as demonstrated in their epigraphic practices. The collection as a whole offers important insights into Roman poetics and into ancient notions of movement and geographical space. Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry will be of interest to specialists in Latin poetry, ancient travel, and Latin epigraphy as well as to those studying travel writing, geography, imperialism, and mobility in other periods. The chapters are written to be accessible to researchers, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.
Agriculture, as we have seen, like roads and the travel and trade they make possible, is a sign of the end of the Golden Age (cf. ... Osiris must be castrated for the Nile to flood, and Messalla, in turn, as the avatar of Osiris is the ...
Author: Micah Young Myers
Letters from Khartoum is a partial biography of Scottish educator, D.R. Ewen, and of the teaching of English Literature at the University of Khartoum, from the time of the late Anglo-Egyptian Condominium through to Independence and the October 1964 Revolution.
and boarded yet another steamer for the voyage across Lake Kioga and down the Victoria Nile to Namasagali. The lake was shallow and a ... This was the Golden Age for travel and transport in Central Africa. The East African Railways and ...
Author: Russell McDougall
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Thoreau's Reading charts Henry Thoreau's intellectual growth and its relation to his literary career from 1833, when he entered Harvard College, to his death in 1862. It also furnishes a catalogue of nearly fifteen hundred entries of his reading, compiled from references and allusions in his published writings, journal, correspondence, library charging records, the catalogue of his personal library, and his many unpublished notebooks and commonplace books. This record suggests his literary and intellectual development as a youth primarily interested in classical and early English literature, who matured as a writer investigating contemporary and classical natural science, the history of the European discovery and exploration of North America, and the history of native Americans. The catalogue provides bibliographical data for, and lists all Thoreau's references to, the books and articles that he read. The introductory essay traces the shifts in his literary career marked in the chronology of his reading. The book reveals a Thoreau who was deeply interested in and conversant with the major intellectual questions of his times and whose stance of withdrawal from his age masked a lively involvement with many of its most perplexing questions. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
The mid nineteenth century was a golden age of travel literature, as Europeans and Americans penetrated the last blank spaces on the globe or reentered regions of the world that had been closed to them for centuries: It saw the great ...
Author: Robert Sattelmeyer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Of all the theatrical genres most prized by the Victorians, pantomime is the only one to have survived continuously into the twenty-first century. It remains as true today as it was in the 1830s, that a visit to the pantomime constitutes the first theatrical experience of most children and now, as then, a successful pantomime season is the key to the financial health of most theatres. Everyone went to the pantomime, from Queen Victoria and the royal family to the humblest of her subjects. It appealed equally to West End and East End, to London and the provinces, to both sexes and all ages. Many Victorian luminaries were devotees of the pantomime, notably among them John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and W.E. Gladstone. In this vivid and evocative account of the Victorian pantomime, Jeffrey Richards examines the potent combination of slapstick, spectacle and subversion that ensured the enduring popularity of the form. The secret of its success, he argues, was its continual evolution. It acted as an accurate cultural barometer of its times, directly reflecting current attitudes, beliefs and preoccupations, and it kept up a flow of instantly recognisable topical allusions to political rows, fashion fads, technological triumphs, wars and revolutions, and society scandals. Richards assesses throughout the contribution of writers, producers, designers and stars to the success of the pantomime in its golden age. This book is a treat as rich and appetizing as turkey, mince pies and plum pudding.
... providing a twenty-minute journey of moving travel views, from England to Gibraltar and Constantinople (1828), around Windsor (1829), over the Alps (1830), to Venice (1831), to the Niagara Falls (1832) and to the Nile (1833).
Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing