This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with dust jacket. 2000 Harvard University Press. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp, clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Black cloth hardcover boards under jacket are also near fine. The dust jacket is near fine with only a hint of shelf wear. Medium octavo size of 6.5" x 9.5" with 436 pages including index.
Gaze towards the Nile from the hills of Mukattam, and the vast city of Cairo unfolds before you with its monumental architecture, teeming populace, and thousands of years of history. The history, past and present, of Cairo comes to life in the story by André Raymond, premier historian of the Arab world. This book shows us Cairo form the glimmer of its beginning in the Arab conquest of Egypt in 640, through its transformation into modern city. Splendid illustrations and maps accompany the engaging text proving the book a valuable tool for travelers and historians of the Middle East. It is a definitive work on Cairo.
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