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 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.
Egypt, slavery, anecdote
Ghosh, Amitav, "In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale" (2009). Jewish Studies Sunday Book & Discussion Group. 13.