Lifting the Veil: Two Centuries of Travellers, Traders and Tourists in Egypt

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 24 mei 2011 - 289 pagina's
From James Bruce’s intrepid journey up the Nile to the departure of the last British troops from Suez, Lifting the Veil portrays the shifting interests, dreams and failures, passions and intrigues of an extraordinary cast of characters. From Napoleon Bonaparte with his schemes to control the overland route to India, to tomb raiders such as Giovanni Belzoni; from scholars such as hieroglyph-decoder Champollion to Thomas Cook and his wide-eyed tourists and Cromer and his bureaucrats, this fast-paced and richly described narrative illuminates a bygone world and charts the end of imperialism and the advent of Egyptian independence
 

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Front Matter
viii
Body
7
Back Matter
281
Index
285
Back Cover
292
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Over de auteur (2011)

Anthony Sattin is a writer of history and travel, a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa, and one of the ten key influences in modern travel writing according to Giles Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland). The author of several highly-acclaimed books, including The Pharaoh's Shadow, The Gates of Africa and A Winter on the Nile, Sattin is also a regular contributor to the Sunday Times and Conde Nast Traveler.†

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