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The medieval Nile : route, navigation, and landscape in Islamic Egypt

Author: John P Cooper
Publisher: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 2014.
Dissertation: University of Southampton, 2008, Thesis (Ph. D.).
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book presents a ground-breaking view of the navigational landscape of the Nile in medieval Egypt by drawing on a broad range of sources: medieval Arabic geographies; traveler accounts; archaeology; and meteorological, hydrological, and geological studies. Its first major section charts the changing geography of the Nile waterways, particularly in the Delta, from the eve of Islam to the early modern period, and
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Cooper
ISBN: 9774166140 9789774166143
OCLC Number: 915469273
Description: XVII, 421 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 23 cm
Details: . - Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: John P. Cooper.
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The book presents a ground-breaking view of the navigational landscape of the Nile in medieval Egypt by drawing on a broad range of sources: medieval Arabic geographies; traveler accounts; archaeology; and meteorological, hydrological, and geological studies. Its first major section charts the changing geography of the Nile waterways, particularly in the Delta, from the eve of Islam to the early modern period, and logs the "rise and fall" of these waterways for natural and/or anthropogenic reasons. The book then presents a new perspective on the Nile: it draws on traveler accounts and environmental data to portray the river as a uniquely challenging and sometimes dangerous navigational environment requiring extensive local knowledge by skilled and hard-working Nile navigators.

Nile River; navigation; history.

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