Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cairo: the city vanquished? The Muslim Brotherhood and the ruralisation of Egypt - Ahram Online

Cairo: the city vanquished? The Muslim Brotherhood and the ruralisation of Egypt - Opinion - Ahram Online
Cairo, Al-Qahira, is literally The Vanquisher, or the vanquishing city. Max Rodenbook, in the title of his delightful history of the Egyptian capital, rendered it, “Cairo: City Victorious”. And for a great part of its millennium-long history, Egyptians have equated Cairo with the Arabic name of the whole country. ...