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Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century

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Until late in the nineteenth century, few guide books acknowledged the presence of women as travelers - although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their journeys, distinct from those of male travelers, began to appear more frequently in the early nineteenth century, and Egypt was a popular destination. Women had more time to watch and describe and they spent time both in the harems of Cairo and with the women they met along the Nile. Some of them, like Sarah Belzoni, Sophia Poole, and Ellen Chennells, spoke Arabic. Others wrote engagingly of their experiences as observers of an exotic culture, with special access to some places no man could ever go.

From Eliza Fay's description of arriving in Egypt in 1779 to Rosemary Mahoney's daring trip down the Nile in a rowboat in 2006, this lively collection of writing by over forty women travelers includes Lady Evelyn Cobbold, Isabella Bird, Winifred Blackman, Norma Lorimer, Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale, Amelia Edwards, and Lucie Duff Gordon.

About the Author

Deborah Manley is the co-editor of Traveling through Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (AUC Press, 2004), Traveling through Sinai: From the Fourth to the Twenty-first Century (AUC Press, 2006), and Traveling through the Deserts of Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century (AUC Press, 2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction

1: Alexandria, the Delta, and Suez

2: Cairo

3: The Environs of Cairo

4: Up the Nile from Cairo

5: Nubia and Beyond and Turning North

6: Northward down the Nile

8: Egypt Beyond the Nilethe Desert

7: Luxor and the West Bankthe Thebes of Old

8: Egypt Beyond the Nilethe Desert

The Travelers: Brief Biographies

Bibliography

Index of Travelers

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774164859
Author:
Manley, Deborah
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Travel | Essays & Memoirs
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 illus
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6 x 9.1 x 0.9 in 1.3 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East
Travel » Travel Writing » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Middle East

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