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By Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk

Alexandria, actual and Imagined bargains a fancy portrait of a unprecedented urban, from its origin within the fourth century BC as much as the current day: a urban remarkable for its historical past of ethnic range, for the legacies of its earlier imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - and, no longer least, for the memorable photographs of 'Alexandria' developed either through outsiders and by means of population of the town. during this quantity of latest essays, Alexandria and its many photographs - the true and the imagined - are illuminated from a wealthy number of views. those variety from artwork heritage to epidemiology, from social and cultural research to re-readings of Cavafy and Callimachus, from the impressions of overseas viewers to the facts of police files, from the structures of Alexandria in Durrell and Forster to these within the twentieth-century Arabic novel.

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