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By Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk

Alexandria, genuine and Imagined bargains a fancy portrait of a rare urban, from its starting place within the fourth century BC as much as the current day: a urban outstanding for its background of ethnic variety, for the legacies of its earlier imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - and, no longer least, for the memorable photos of 'Alexandria' built either by means of outsiders and by way of population of the town. during this quantity of recent essays, Alexandria and its many pictures - 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 documents, from the structures of Alexandria in Durrell and Forster to these within the twentieth-century Arabic novel.

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