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Women Travelers in Egypt – From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century - Cairo Scholarship Online
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Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Deborah Manley


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 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; they were more dependent on the Egyptian staff; 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 ... More

Keywords: Women, travelers, Egypt, Amelia Edwards

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789774164859
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Manley, editor
ASTENE (Association for the Study of Travelers in Egypt and the Near East)

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