In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

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In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

Authors

Amitav Ghosh

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In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale by Amitav Ghosh

In a leisurely blend of travelogue, history and cross-cultural analysis, Indian writer Ghosh reconstructs a 12th-century master-slave relationship that confounds modern concepts of slavery. In an Antique Land is a subversive history in the guise of a traveller's tale. Bursting with anecdote and exuberant detail, it offers a magical, intimate biography of the private life of a country, Egypt, from the Crusades to Operation Desert Storm.

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9780679727835

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Keywords

Egypt, slavery, anecdote

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History

In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale

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