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Cairo in Chicago : Cairo street at the World's Columbian exposition of 1893

Title
Cairo in Chicago : Cairo street at the World's Columbian exposition of 1893 / István Ormos.
Author
Ormos, István
Publication
  • Le Caire : Institut Français d'archéologie orientale, 2021.
  • 2021

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Description
xiv, 448 pages : illustrations (some color), plans, facsimiles; 33 cm +
Series Statement
Études urbaines, 1110-2497 ; 11
Uniform Title
Etudes urbaines (Cairo, Egypt) ; 11.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-409) and index.
Contents
  • 1. World's Fairs?Key Points of an Outline -- Origins -- Progress and Knowledge -- Exhibitions and Museums-Panoramas, Cycloramas, Dioramas -- Messages of World's Fairs -- Populations on Display -- Dissemination of Knowledge versus Colonialism -- Science in Quest of the Right Track : Paths, Byways, and Aberrations -- 2. The Architecture of World's Fairs -- 3. Interest in the Orient -- 4. Basic Facts about die Fair -- Chicago, "The City of 'I Will'" -- General Layout -- The Ferris Wheel -- Congresses -- Women at the Chicago Fair -- African-American Presence -- 5. Midway Plaisance -- Origins -- Management -- Managers -- Sol Bloom -- Ethnology and Anthropology-Education and Entertainment -- 6. The History of Cairo Street -- A Project Is Born -- Similar Projects Before and After Chicago -- The American Invitation -- Cyrus Adler -- The Official Egyptian Answer -- The Struggle for the Concession -- The Cairo Street Project -- The Company -- George Pangalo -- Max Herz -- Eduard Matasek -- The Final Phase of Preparations -- The Concession -- Henry Ives Cobb -- The Project Gathers Momentum -- The Egyptians Arrive at Chicago -- The Final Touches -- The Opening of Cairo Street -- Excursus I. Egyptian Exhibits Outside Cairo Street -- 7. A Description of Cairo Street -- Location and General Characteristics -- A Walk Along Cairo Street -- The Entrance -- The Café -- The Mosque -- Gamâ1 al-Din al-Dahabi's Mansion -- The Wikdla or Caravanserai -- General Description -- The Interior -- Brief Description of the Midway Plaisance -- Main Characteristics -- Midway at Night -- Special Days -- The Gate -- Identification -- Nestor Gianaclis and His Villa -- 'Abd al-Rahmàn Kathudà's Sabil-Kuttdb -- General Description -- An Urban Legend -- The Biidrin (Nubian) and Sudanese Sections -- General Description -- Excursus II. The Mahdist War -- Shops -- An Overview -- The Booth of G. Lekegian -- The Booth of Nestor Gianaclis -- Arab House -- Arab Café -- The Temple of Luxor -- 8. Activities in Cairo Street -- General Atmosphere -- Regular Events -- The Mahmal -- Donkey Boys -- Camel Riding -- Minor Activities -- Love Stories, Fights, and Brawls -- Encounters and Experiences -- 9. The Belly Dance -- Preliminary Considerations -- The Theatre -- The Dancers -- The Dancers' Identities -- Outfits and Performance -- Opinions on the Belly Dance -- Complaints and Protests -- The Belly Dance Outside Cairo Street -- The Algerian Theatre -- The Persian Palace -- The Wider Setting -- Attitudes Towards Sexuality and Women -- Attitudes Towards the Female Body -- Attitudes Towards Dance -- Early Dance Shows in the United States -- Music and Dance in Islamic Societies -- Oriental Dance-91wdim and Gawàzi -- Glimpses of the History of the Belly Dance -- A Clash of Cultures? -- Excursus Ill. Arabs Outside Cairo Street -- 10. Success of Cairo Street -- 11. The End of the Fair -- The End of the White City
  • The End of the Midway Plaisance -- The Closing of Cairo Street -- 12. The Afterlife of the Fair -- The California Midwinter International Exposition -- Midway Projects -- The Afterlife of Cairo Street -- The Immediate Afterlife of the Project -- The Afterlife of the Belly Dance -- "Little Egypt" -- The Gradua! Transformation of the Belly Dance in America -- Excursus IV. Eugen Sandow -- 13. Opinions of Egyptians/Arabs about the World's Columbian Exposition -- General Considerations -- Individual Views -- Dû I-Fiqàr Ibrâhim Bey -- Miheil As'ad Rustum alSuwayri -- Scattered Items of Information -- Chapter XIV. Photography at the Fair -- General Considerations -- Difficulty of Attribution -- Reading the Image -- Captions and Contents -- Main Groups of Photographs -- "Portrait Types" -- A Remark -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- List of Abbreviations for Periodicals and Collections -- Tools for Research -- Archivai Records and Manuscripts -- Films and Sound Recordings -- Primary Sources -- Studies -- Unpublished Studies (Theses and Blogs) -- Published Studies.
Call Number
ReCAP 21-116302
ISBN
9782724707663
OCLC
1255691996
Author
Ormos, István, author.
Title
Cairo in Chicago : Cairo street at the World's Columbian exposition of 1893 / István Ormos.
Publisher
Le Caire : Institut Français d'archéologie orientale, 2021.
Copyright Date
2021
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Études urbaines, 1110-2497 ; 11
Etudes urbaines (Cairo, Egypt) ; 11.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-409) and index.
Research Call Number
ReCAP 21-116302
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