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by Max Rodenbeck

eBook Cairo the City Victorious download ISBN: 9774245644
Author: Max Rodenbeck
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd (2004)
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Max Rodenbeck's Cairo: The City Victorious examines the cyclical nature of Cairo and how it oscillates between vibrant life and supposed ashes, like a phoenix: "It was this resilient fluidity, above all, that I wanted to explain" (xvi).

Max Rodenbeck's Cairo: The City Victorious examines the cyclical nature of Cairo and how it oscillates between vibrant life and supposed ashes, like a phoenix: "It was this resilient fluidity, above all, that I wanted to explain" (xvi). While Rodenbeck stresses that the main focal point is Cairo's cyclical nature instead of solely being an exhaustive history of the city, Rodenbeck still manages to provide a chronicle of Cairo from its mythical and profane origins to the contemporary setting of.

Max Rodenbeck (born 1962) is an American journalist and author, based in Cairo. He grew up in Cairo, having moved there when his father John Rodenbeck took up an academic position at the American University in Cairo in the 1960s. He has been writing for The Economist magazine on Middle Eastern affairs for more than 20 years, and has been the magazine's Chief Middle East Correspondent since 2000.

Cairo: The City Victorious combines wide-ranging history and first-person travelogue in an unconventional narrative that bounces easily from the present to the past and back again.

Ships from and sold by West Coast Bookseller. Cairo: The City Victorious combines wide-ranging history and first-person travelogue in an unconventional narrative that bounces easily from the present to the past and back again. "If the story were to loop and tangle and digress," he writes, "well, that too would be in the character of Cairo. ) Immersed in Rodenbeck's prose, readers will find themselves feeling at home as they discover (or rediscover) this unique place, its pyramids, and its people.

Even in this century, as Max Rodenbeck shows us, the city has transformed itself yet again-from a glamorous European . From the hashish dens to the salons of contemporary Cairo, Rodenbeck explores the city's stark contrasts.

And, most recently, we have been witness to contemporary Cairo grappling with a population explosion that strains every aspect of city life beyond capacity. Ancient tombs abut skyscrapers and genteel colonial mansions, and the people, pulled between the cultural poles of Paris and Mecca, struggle with the double burden of an incomparably rich past and a challenging future.

International Acclaim for MAX RODENBECK’s Cairo THE CITY VICTORIOUS Riveting. A pleasant, speedy Grand Tou. .Lovely, chaotic city; lovely, chatty book. The Baltimore Sun. A delightful way to visit the city. Los Angeles Times A pleasant, speedy Grand Tou. Few cities can inspire as interesting a book as this and few writers can carry it off as well as Mr. Rodenbeck. The Washington Times. As much fun as a masked ball, as full of tales as Scheherazade, and as informative as an encyclopedia.

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Cairo: The City Victorious Paperback – 31 January 2000. by Rodenbeck Max (Author). This is not a travel guidebook, don’t expect to use this book to walk around Cairo and discover ancient sites

Cairo: The City Victorious Paperback – 31 January 2000. This is not a travel guidebook, don’t expect to use this book to walk around Cairo and discover ancient sites. Rather, this book is an informal history of an ancient city by a writer with close knowledge of the people and culture of Cairo. Yes, you will learn a lot of interesting historical facts about the various parts of Cairo, but the book is neither a formal history nor a guidebook. But, the author’s prose makes for a thoroughly enjoyable read and evokes much of the quaint imagery of Cairo life.

Every great city deserves a book like this one: a sweeping chronicle by an author whose motives mix passion and bewilderment. Rodenbeck not only knows Cairo-he spent part of his childhood there, later studied Arabic and returned as a correspondent for The Economist-but, more importantly, he loves Cairo, not romantically but wholly, "in all her shambolic grandeur and operatic despair. His historical insight is substantial, and serious-minded readers who complain of his leaving off source citations will, in the next breath, praise his expansive bibliography.

Max Rodenbeck, a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, provides a dazzling cultural excavation of this most . A remarkable fusion of travel and history, Cairo: The City Victorious is an epic, resonant work.

Whether he is exploring a belly-dance theater or a medieval mosque, a hashish den or a dusty bazaar, Rodenbeck brings Cairo to life in all its chaotic beauty

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Comments: (7)
Qutalan
Unbelievable that such a vast amount of history could be written in such an exceptional, concise way.
Ichalote
Fantastic Portrayal of Cairo, history and present. Intelligently written with tremendous insight of Egyptian psyche and language. Fascinating account of history focusing on social history, traditions, habits and customs. With Egypt's long history, the social history often takes back seat to major events, battles, temples and achievements.
A huge amount of serious research and very savvy analysis of trends produced an excellent work that flows easily like reading an article on the pages of good newspapers yet has the backing of tremendous research of history.
Sadly, however, there is an over reliance on work and analysis of discredited Orientalists, but the author's clear love and understanding for Cairo has saved the work from being colored by the arrogance of the racist historians he relied heavily on.
Nettale
An outstanding concise insightful documentation of not only the history of one of the oldest and greatest cities of the world, but of Egypt in total. The author showed a remarkable local knowledge, exposed to egyptians of different intellect and psychosocial backgrounds, he managed to convey a true story of what is going on now and always compare it to what was happening in the distant past. I was born and lived in Cairo myself till my late twenties, then moved on to the rest of the world and has found this remarkable review after reading an incredible article about Egypt written in the Economist magazine by the same author. After reading it in a soft cover I went and purchased the hard cover version as this is a book I would hope my kids would get to read one day. If you are planning a trip to Cairo or if you are a true scholar this book is your key to the gates of the city, so enjoy.
Zainian
Vividly written by someone who knows every nook & cranny; warts & splendor. Able to convey an astoundingly complex world in a riveting style
Hallolan
I'll be visiting Cairo next month so i wanted to read something about this city.The book is not bad when it comes to history.The author explains the political,economical and social changes with accuracy and insight.However he lets out,what i believe, important history about the city.He doesnt go into details regarding The Citadel or the islamic buildings in the city.He just mentioned them when it is relevant to the story his telling.I felt that, as i was going to be a first time visitor to the city, i wasnt getting all the neccesary info or inside scoop on the monuments ,buildings and landmarks that makes Cairo a great city.I think the author falls short in this regard.But as an introduction to the city itself is very good and gives color to the account.
Zargelynd
This is a generally well-written and decently translated history of the Egyptian capital. There is more information and detail than you want at times, but the personal stories and narratives compensate for the over verbiage. Worth reading if you're planning a trip to Cairo.
Djang
Very enjoyable book with sufficient detail and a lively style. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone travelling to Egypt.
great city and its stories and history are fascinating, having lived there I can attest to its wonderful storied roads and lanes filled with mystery...the book brings it to life....