This vintage book contains Stanley Lane Poole’s 1898 work, “Cairo - Sketches of Its History, Monuments and Social Life”. The largest city in the middle-east and the second largest in Africa, Cairo has long been the centre of the region’s political and cultural life. A vibrant city with a colourful and important history, the story of Cairo is one of great importance. It is outlined here in minute detail by a veritable authority on the subject. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history, people, and customs of this amazing city, and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of the Lane-Poole's work. Contents include: “Kahira the Guarded”, “The Mosques of Cairo”, “The Mamluks”, “The Museum of Arab Art”, “The Cairnes”, “The Revels of Islam”, “Education and Religion”, “Christian Babylon”, “Memphis”, “The Fellahin”, “England’s Work in Egypt”, “Mediaeval Silverwork”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this - particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before - are increasingly hard to come by and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.