Primordial history, print capitalism, and egyptology in ninettnth-century Cairo . Mustafa Salama al-Naggari’s. The Garden os Ismail’s Praise. CAI 35.IFAO
The extended introduction – a microhistory of khedivial Egypt - explores the life and oeuvre of a forgotten Egyptian intellectual and poet, Mustafa Salama al-Naggari (d. 1870). The book contains the English translation and Arabic transcription of the surviving fragments of his manuscript, The Garden of Ismail's Praise.This was a universal, chronographic history of Egypt, written while the Suez Canal was under construction, in order to praise the governor Khedive Ismail (r. 1863-1879). It advocates a unique solution to computing the period of primordial history, before the Deluge, in the age of steam and print. Al-Naggari's alternative Nahda voice is available for the first time in this edition.
|Format||16 x 24|
|Détails||192 p., 129 p. en anglais, 62 p., en arabe, broché.|
|Publication||Le Caire, 2021|