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Women Travelers in EgyptFrom the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

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

Deborah Manley (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164859
eISBN:
9781617971273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guidebooks acknowledged the presence of women as travelers — although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their ... More

Wonderful ThingsA History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, ... More

ZarSpirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Hager El Hadidi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Zar is both a possessing spirit and a set of reconciliation rites between the spirits and their human hosts: living in a parallel yet invisible world, the capricious spirits manifest their anger by ... More

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