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A Ride in Egypt from Sioot to Luxor in 1879
With Notes on the Present State and Ancient History of the Nile Valley, and Some Account of the Various Ways of Making the Voyage out and Home

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082310

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  • In the second half of the nineteenth century, accounts of the journey down the Nile became increasingly common. This narrative by William John Loftie (1839–1911), who wrote prolifically on travel, art, architecture and history, was published in 1879. (His A Century of Bibles is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) Loftie spent in total about 15 months in the Nile valley over several seasons, and justifies his book by the rate of archaeological discoveries: 'books published even three years ago are already behind the times'. He gives details of his journeys to and from Egypt, and of visits to the famous sites, but, unusually, he takes notice of the current political and economic state of Egypt, and is trenchant in some of his criticisms. He also goes off the beaten tourist track, hiring donkeys to make excursions away from the river, rather than travelling only by boat.

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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082310
    • length: 426 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On the voyage
    2. The prophet on the platform
    3. The fellah
    4. Dervishes
    5. The Boolak museum
    6. The pyramids and the sphinx
    7. Babylon
    8. Education in Egypt
    9. The journey to Sioot
    10. Sioot
    11. The Greek shop at Soohag
    12. The donkeys
    13. The ancient this
    14. The table of Abood
    15. The famine
    16. Dendera
    17. Gypt
    18. Amen
    19. Luxor
    20. Floating down

  • Author

    William John Loftie

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