By David B. O'Connor
“O’Connor provides the wealthy culmination of his lengthy labors during this quantity sure to entice students and Egyptophiles alike.”—KMTThe historic web site of Abydos lies among the towering cliffs of the Egyptian excessive barren region and the luxurious eco-friendly floodplain of the Nile. As either the burial position of the first kings of Egypt and a cult heart for Osiris, god of the useless, this sacred sector has lengthy tantalized archaeologists with awesome reveals. With over 40 years’ adventure of excavation and learn at Abydos, David O’Connor is in an unequalled place to supply the main authoritative and updated account of this targeted Egyptian web site. right here, for the 1st time, Professor O’Connor no longer basically explains the advanced historical past of Abydos but additionally vividly inspires the ability that the sacred panorama held for modern Egyptians. This fantastically illustrated e-book could be of curiosity to an individual who has ever questioned in regards to the origins of 1 of the maximum civilizations in international heritage. 15 colour, a hundred twenty five b&w illustrations
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On two other radio programs, she addressed working women and housewives and called for them to donate jewelry to support the military. 13 Umm Kulthūm’s work with the NAEW helped change public perceptions at a crucial turning point in her career and the nation’s history. Her work in collecting donations and leading the NAEW was recognized as unprecedented. 14 Afternoons formerly spent resting were now divided among meetings, broadcasting obligations, speech-writing, and propaganda distribution (“Umm Kulthūm tusāfir” 1967).
A Moroccan observer noted that each listener became completely mixed with Umm Kulthūm and that all listeners became one (al-Khatābī 1968, 163). ” Likewise, she described the feelings and sensitivities of listeners across the Arab world as “almost one,” and cited “the same habits of listening” as “evidence that affirms the unity of the Arab people and its cohesiveness from the most ancient times” (“Qālat” 1969, 38). Umm Kulthūm’s emphasis on these shared listening habits diverted attention from actual differences in the quality of her reception.
Music by Riyā al-Sunbā ī, lyrics by Ibrāhīm al-Nājī. Reels 50386N, 50387N, and 50388N. For Egypt Umm Kulthūm and the Egyptian press portrayed the response to her trips as support for Egypt and not just adulation for an individual artist (S. Umm Kulthūm and the Egyptian press stressed that Arabs were united in backing the war effort. One reporter paraphrased the singer’s primary aim in giving concerts abroad: “Umm Kulthūm performs her important, powerful role in this decisive journey of the Arab nation by uniting the hearts and gathering feelings toward one goal— victory.