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Habesha Discourse and Johnson’s Rasselas

Wendy Laura Belcher

in Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Why is Rasselas so strange? It is the argument of this chapter that this is so at least partly because of Samuel Johnson’s strange relationship with the literature about the Habesha. While, of ... More


The Land and its People

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter serves as a brief overview of Egyptian society. It describes the significance of the land, agriculture, and religion to the Egyptian way of life; and more importantly how Egypt as we ... More


Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Dalia M. Gouda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167638
eISBN:
9781617978142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

From the 1980s onward, billions of dollars were poured into irrigation improvement programs in Egypt. These aimed at improving local Nile water management through the introduction of more ... More


Anthropologists without Qualities

Marc Flandreau

in Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter provides an alternative narrative to the rise and fall of the Anthropological Society. It suggests interpreting it as a “geographical secession”, i.e. a secession from the all powerful ... More


Images of Egypt in Genesis

Keith Bodner

in An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Exodus begins with the people of Israel in the land of Egypt, but there are a number of events in the book of Genesis that provide the backdrop for the story about to unfold. Chapter 1, therefore, ... More


Liturgy of the Monastery of al-Muharraq

Youhanna Nessim Youssef

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the unique characteristics of the liturgical services performed in the Monastery of al-Muharraq. Drawing from various traditions, both current ones and those known from ... More


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