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Lifting the Veil free pdf The Scottish traveller James Bruce, who reached Cairo in 1768, explained that he was on his way up the Nile merely to see what was there. In his footsteps there followed a multi-national crowd of traders and tourists, soldiers and fortune-seekers, scholars and empire-builders, lured by Egypt's rich and ancient history, her compelling landscapes, the elusive ruins of once-magnificent civilisations or her increasingly strategic importance in world politics. Spanning two centuries of Western fascination - from 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 like 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.

About Anthony Sattin

Anthony Sattin is a writer of history and travel, a specialist on the Mid-dle East and North Africa. The author of several highly-acclaimed books, including 'The Pharaoh's Shadow', 'The Gates of Africa' and 'A Winter on the Nile', he is also a regular contributor to the Sunday Times and Conde Nast Traveller and has been widely published in the UK and around the world. His broadcast work includes sev-eral high profi le radio documentaries on the Arab world. He sits on the editorial advisory board of Geographical Magazine and has contributed to several guidebook series, including the Lonely Planet volumes on Egypt and Algeria.

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Author : Anthony Sattin
Publisher : Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Data Published : 30 April 2011
ISBN : 1848857691
EAN : 9781848857698
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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