By Anthony Hirst,Michael Silk

Alexandria, actual and Imagined deals a posh portrait of a rare urban, from its origin within the fourth century BC as much as the current day: a urban impressive for its background of ethnic variety, for the legacies of its previous imperial grandeur - Ottoman and Arab, Byzantine, Roman and Greek - and, now not least, for the memorable pictures of 'Alexandria' developed either through outsiders and through population of the town. during this quantity of recent essays, Alexandria and its many photographs - the true and the imagined - are illuminated from a wealthy number of views. those diversity from artwork historical past to epidemiology, from social and cultural research to re-readings of Cavafy and Callimachus, from the impressions of international viewers to the proof of police files, from the structures of Alexandria in Durrell and Forster to these within the twentieth-century Arabic novel.

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