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Egypt’s Deserts: History, Geography, and Early Development

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter quickly looks at desert exploration and covers the history of Egypt’s deserts from prehistoric times to the present, its pre-1950 attempts at development, and the main geographical ... More


The Interpretation of Dreams: Mobilizing the Papunya Tula Painting Movement, 1971–1972

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the beginnings of the Western Desert Painting movement at Papunya in central Australia in 1971–1972. The paintings that came out of that place and time—as well as a number of ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Gawdat Gabra

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This book, which constitutes a ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Wadi al-Natrun, a depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, is one of the most important centers for the development and continued thriving of the Coptic monastic tradition. Christianity and ... More


Wadi Natrun in Geologic History

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the geological environment of Wadi Natrun that made it possible to establish and sustain such a vibrant community in that part of the Western Desert of Egypt. The geological ... More


The War in North Africa, 1940–43: An Overview of the Role of the Union of South Africa

James Jacobs

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In comparison to other countries, the South African contribution to the war in North Africa was small, making the country's role to be part of a larger team. But during the most crucial battle of ... More


The Natural and Social Setting of the Theban West Bank Communities

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Separating the Western Desert from the Nile River, the natural landscape of the Libyan Plateau's terminal escarpment reminds one of a breaking wave, the rising crest of its Theban Mountain attempting ... More


A Second Voyage to Nubia

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

After the equinox but not until June 23 1827, Hay and Lane, and presumably Kalitza, set sail for Upper Egypt and Nubia. Two day's sailing brought them to Beni Soueif at midmorning, where they left ... More


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