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By Daniel L. Newman

Within the 1820s, Rifa‘a Rafi‘ al-Tahtawi, a tender Muslim cleric, was once a number one member of the 1st Egyptian academic challenge to Paris, the place he remained for 5 years, documenting his observations of eu tradition. His account, Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz, is among the earliest and such a lot influential documents of the Muslim come across with Enlightenment-era ecu notion, introducing principles of modernity to his place of origin. as well as its historic and literary price, al-Tahtawi’s paintings bargains helpful perception into early conceptions of Europe and the ‘Other’. Its observations are as shiny and palpable this present day as they have been over a hundred and fifty years in the past; informative and sometimes acute, to funny impression. An irrefutable vintage, this re-creation of the 1st English translation is of seminal worth. it truly is brought and punctiliously annotated via a pupil fluent within the existence, instances and milieu of its narrator.
‘An Imam in Paris shall we us percentage the responses of a extremely smart pupil ... Daniel L. Newman is to be congratulated on making the 1st translation into English of this outstanding booklet, and on assisting the textual content with a firstclass advent and with footnotes which are as complete as it is easy to wish.’ occasions Literary Supplement  ‘A touchstone for considering the tangled family members among Islam and modernity’ Jewish Quarterly  ‘[A] high-quality translation ... widely and meticulously notated’ The foreign background Review



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His son and successor, Sheshonk, lived during the reigns of Apries and Amasis. Sheshonk's tomb of mud-brick is shown below. NECROPOLIS OF THEBES (Tombsfrom the valley ofel-Asasif-26th Dynasty) 46 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture The porch of Nectanebo I in Philae was surrounded by Hathor columns representing the latest phase of their development (see p. 37 for other examples). The head, shown on all four sides, surmounts a composite capital. Prisse did not copy all the scenes on the intercolumnar walls, he simply repeated one scene on each wall.

37. THE TEMPLE OF DEIR EL-MEDINA (Plans, sections &> details-18th Dynasty) [sic] 36 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture In temples and chapels dedicated to Hathor, columns were often crowned with a likeness of the goddess, The columns, used from the New Kingdom to the Roman period, evolved in style during the centuries. Left, the column bears the names of Amenophis III and Hathor, and possibly originates from the same chapel as the lost column in pp. 16. The crack in the stone indicates that it was found broken in two.

COLUMN OF THE RAMESSEUM (Thebes) 23 Atlas of Egyptian Art Architecture The composite capital became popular during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. It combines a wide range of different flowers and other plant forms in its design. The four examples in this plate show some of the many variations. CAPITALS FROM THE TEMPLES OF EDFU AND PHILAE (18th Dynasty) [sic] 24 Architecture Atlas of Egyptian Art The plate shows a capital from the composite columns surrounding the birth house on the Island of Philae.

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