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The Resource Alexandria lost : from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest, Bojana Mojsov

Alexandria lost : from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest, Bojana Mojsov

Label
Alexandria lost : from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest
Title
Alexandria lost
Title remainder
from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest
Statement of responsibility
Bojana Mojsov
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This account of the destruction of classical Alexandria exposes disturbing facts long erased from our memory. In charting the origins of the thousand-year loss of dialogue between Europe and the Middle East, Bojana Mojsov reflects on the power and dangers of ignorance driven by faith. --from publisher description
  • Imperialism, nationalism, religion and race: this' narrative charts the tensions that destroyed Alexandria's ancient walls, leading to the loss of an entire classical heritage, and beginning a thousand-year rift between Christian Europe and the Islamic Middle East. --
  • In the fourth century AD Christian zealots destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria and killed Hypatia, the last director of the Museum. Over the next two centuries they systematically erased the entire p̀agan' heritage of the city. The subsequent war between the Byzantine and the Egyptian Churches added to Alexandria's decline, and the inquisition unleashed by the Byzantine Patriarch Cyrus against the Egyptian Copts drove them into the arms of the invading Arabs, whose tolerance ensured both the survival of the Coptic Church of Egypt and the ready conversion of many Egyptians to Islam. But when, after conquering Alexandria by force, the Arabs demolished the surrounding walls, an entire civilisation perished. --
  • This fascinating book tells the extraordinary story of the destruction of classical Alexandria, exposing disturbing facts long erased from our collective historical memory. In charting the origin of the thousand year loss of dialogue between Europe and the Middle East, Bojana Mojsov reflects on the power and danger of ignorance driven by faith. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mojsov, Bojana
Dewey number
962.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT154.A4
LC item number
M65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Europe
  • Middle East
Label
Alexandria lost : from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest, Bojana Mojsov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
505420809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780715638651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)505420809
Label
Alexandria lost : from the advent of Christianity to the Arab conquest, Bojana Mojsov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
505420809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
155 pages
Isbn
9780715638651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)505420809

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