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Title:The Nile: histories, cultures, myths
Editors:Erlich, HaggaiISNI
Gershoni, IsraelISNI
City of publisher:Boulder, CO
Publisher:Lynne Rienner Publishers
Geographic terms:Nile River
Northeast Africa
Subjects:international relations
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Abstract:The contributions in this volume trace the intercultural relations that have developed around the River Nile throughout recorded history, exploring the multifaceted representations of the Nile, both in the region, particularly Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, and in the West. The volume is the outcome of a conference held in Jerusalem in May 1997. Underlying the authors' analyses is their recognition that the resurgent nationalism and sociopolitical revolutions of the present have aggravated historical conflicts and often reinvented traditional images. The chapters are arranged in four parts: 1) Peoples and identities in medieval times (David Ayalon, Richard Pankhurst, Paul Henze, Steven Kaplan, Nehemia Levtzion); 2) The Nile as seen from a distance (Yaacov Shavit, Benjamin Arbel, Emery van Donzel, Joachim Warmbold, Uoldelul Chelati Dirar); 3) Old waters, modern identities (Bairu Tafla, Eve Troutt Powell, Haggai Erlich, Israel Gershoni); 4) Contemporary voices (Yoram Meital, Gabriel Warburg, Ismail H. Abdalla, Robert O. Collins, Haggai Erlich and Israel Gershoni).