Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Alexandria Illustrated by Michael Haag

Alexandria has had a checkered history since its foundation by Alexander the Great in 331 B.C. From its glorious days as the intellectual center of the Hellenistic and early Christian world, it declined into a near-forgotten backwater with a population of only a few thousand at the time of the French invasion of 1798. Renewed prosperity and commercial growth came in the nineteenth century under Muhammad'All. Today it is Egypt's second city and the favorite summer resort of millions of Egyptians. In this guide to one of the world's great cities, Michael Haag explores Alexandria's past and present in word and picture, from the ancient Pharos to the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, from Anfushi to Montazah. He directs our curiosity not only toward the ancient monuments of the city and its fine Greco-Roman Museum and new National Museum, but also to the ambience of a more modern era, that cosmopolitan Alexandria alive with the literary echoes of Cavafy, Forster, and Durrell. Beautifully illustrated with 125 color photographs, this is a fascinating armchair tour of the pageant that is Alexandria.

Buy Alexandria Illustrated by Michael Haag from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789774248344
ISBN-10: 9774248341
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: Egypt

Book Reviews - Alexandria Illustrated by Michael Haag

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alexandria Illustrated book by Michael Haag and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Michael Haag

Michael Haag is a London-based writer, photographer, and publisher. He has written a guide to Egypt, his photographs have appeared in Vogue, and his forthcoming history, Alexandria: City of Durrell, Forster, and Cavafy, will be published by the AUC Press in the fall of 2004.

Books By Michael Haag

Quest For Mary Magdalene by Michael Haag
Paperback, March 2017
Alexandria Anthology by Michael Haag
Hardback, November 2014
Tragedy of the Templars by Michael Haag
Paperback, August 2013
Inferno Decoded by Michael Haag
Paperback / softback, August 2013