How Many Miles to Babylon? : Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, 1300 to 1640

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How Many Miles to Babylon? : Travels and Adventures to Egypt and Beyond, 1300 to 1640

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  • Liverpool Univ Pr(2003/09発売)
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How Many Miles to Babylon? uses the writing of European travellers to Egypt between c. 1300 and c. 1600 to give a picture of the country in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods, drawing on sources that have hitherto been inaccessible to English-speaking audiences. These accounts portray an Egypt ruled by the despotic Mamluk sultans and the early Ottoman governors, a society at once cruel and sophisticated, dangerous and alluring. The Europeans' wonderment at the exotic flora and fauna, the ancient ruins of temples and pyramids, and the astonishing summer rise of the Nile to irrigate the crops and replenish the lakes and waterways of Cairo is well conveyed by these travellers' tales. How Many Miles to Babylon? is a fascinating picture of the people, customs and culture of Egypt from the fourteenth century to the beginning of the seventeenth.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Permissions x
List of Illustrations xi
List of Abbreviations xv
Glossary xvi
Introduction 1 (13)
1 The Mamluk Rulers of Egypt 14 (26)
2 Egypt Imagined and the Realities of the Voyage 40 (21)
3 The Maritime Port of Alexandria 61 (36)
4 Sailing Upstream to Cairo 97 (15)
5 Cairo: 'Meeting Place of Comer and Goer' 112(39)
6 Venetian Diplomacy and the Arrival of the 151(16)
7 Exploring the Pyramids and Mummy Fields 167(28)
8 Pilgrims to the Monastery of St Catherine 195(38)
9 Adventures with the Mecca Caravan 233(17)
10 To the South 250(35)
Appendices 285(2)
Bibliography 287(10)
Index 297