Publications
Books
2016

The Mediterranean Diet for Children النظام الغذائي للأطفال بالبحر المتوسط

تم العمل على هذا المشروع في ستة بلدان مختلفة إيطاليا، إسبانيا، البرتغال، لبنان، فلسطين، مصر بهدف نشر حوار إبداعي متعدد الثقافات لدعم الهوية الثقافية لدول البحر الأبيض المتوسط بناءً على تراثها العريق في فنون الطبخ.

تُعتبر مبادرات الترويج للنظام الغذائي الخاص بدول حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط من صميم المشروع كاملاً، وقد تناقصت أنشطته خلال سنتين لتقتصر على مجموعة محدودة من الأنشطة مثل الأبحاث، ورشات العمل، المسابقات، والمناسبات الدولية، وذلك لكي يتم ردم الهوة بين الأجيال القديمة – حراس تراث مطبخ البحر الأبيض المتوسط والأجيال الحديثة لأطفال وشباب قد يضلّون طريقهم بسهولة في خضم هذه العولمة التي تمحي تدريجياً التقاليد والجذور.

في كل بلد من تلك البلدان، أجريت لقاءات مع كبار في السن من أجل الحفاظ على أسرار هذا النظام الغذائي.

تُعتبر كل وصفة تم الحصول عليها كنزاً من المعلومات والقصص الشخصية التي تتجذر عميقاً وتتصل

بالتقاليد غير المكتوبة والمتناقلة لكل بلد. تم انتقاء بعض الوصفات لتتلاءم مع أصغر أعضاء مجتمعاتنا؛

القصد من وراء هذا الكتاب هو أن يكون أداة «لزرع بذرة» لدى هذا الجيل الشاب، ومساعدته لاكتشاف قصة كل وصفة طعام وكذلك أهمية التغذية الصحية، وتقديم هذا الكتاب كخطوة أولى لتشجعيهم على الطبخ ولفت انتباههم لما يأكلون.

يجمع هذا الكتاب 6 وصفات من كل موسم، مرتبة بحسب التوزيع اليومي للوجبات وذلك وفقاً للنظام

الغذائي لدول حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط: الفطور، وجبة خفيفة، الغداء، العشاء، ثم التحلية. تم إضافة وجبة تقليدية لكل موسم مع القصة الرائعة وراء تلك الوجبة.

 24وصفة جمعناها بين دفّتي هذا الكتاب لتكون دليلاً للأطفال، لا ليكتشفوا الوصفات المرتبطة بتقاليدهم

وحسب بل أيضاً، مدى غنى تراث مطبخ حوض البحر الأبيض المتوسط الذي يعيشون فيه. إنها طريقة لبدء حوار متعدد الثقافات ليس عبر الكلمات فقط، وإنما عبر المذاق والنكهات والحواس.

The current book came along the collaboration of 24 chefs and 6 nutritionists from both shores of the Mediterranean Sea on the framework of the project “SlowMed – Food as a means of dialogue in Mediterranean Contexts”, funded by the ENPI CBC MED programme (www.enpicbcmed.eu).

 

This project took place in six different countries – Italy, Spain, Portugal, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt – with the objective of promoting a creative intercultural dialogue, consolidating a Mediterranean cultural identity based on its culinary heritage.

 

The Mediterranean Diet – and its promotion - has been the core of the whole project, and it has been declined during 2 years into different activities (researches, workshops, contests, international events) in order to bridge the gap between the old generation – the last guardian of the intangible heritage of the Med Diet – and the new generation of children and young people, who can easily get lost in the globalization process, which is gradually making traditions and roots disappear.

 

In each country involved in the project, elderly people were interviewed in order to keep the secrets of the Mediterranean Diet. Each collected recipe is a treasure of information and personal stories, whose roots are deeply connected to the not written tradition of each country. Some recipes have been selected to be conveyed to the youngest members of our society: this book is meant to be a tool to “plant a seed” into this new generation, making youngsters discover the story of each meal but also the importance of a healthy nutrition, giving them a first help to start to cook and being aware of what they eat.

 

The digital copies of the book:

Arabic: http://slowmed.eu/media/sm-book-web-ar.pdf

 

English: http://slowmed.eu/media/sm-book-web-en.pdf



2014

Montazah: The Royal Palaces and Gardens

By Dr. Mohamed Awad

The 250-pages book presents a historical and architectural documentation of Montazah, providing a touristic guide with its rare photos, drawings and maps that narrate the history of Montazah.

In 5 chapters, the book offers a historical background on Salamlk; the Khedive palace, Haramlk; the royal summer residence, the 1952 Revolution, and other palaces and gardens.

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=montazah&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2013

Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2013 (Award Memorial Book)

The book is issued yearly to document architectural competitions along with submitted and winning projects of the Hassan Fathi Award as well as the jury report and the speeches given by the guests during the ceremony.

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=hassan+fathi&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2013

The Omar Toussoun Collection in the Graeco-Roman Museum

This volume is dedicated to the Omar Toussoun Collection of the Graeco-Roman Museum. The collection is wide ranging and includes architectural elements, sculpture, minor arts and pottery, all of which have as their provenance the Canopic region, 20 kilometers east of Alexandria. The collection was donated by the prince in 1923, and was exhibited in Room 22, named The Prince Omar Toussoun Hall in his honor.

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2013

A Historical Guide to Cavafy’s Alexandria

The book aims to place the series of Cavafy’s history-inspired poems in their context, enabling the reader to gain a broader understanding both of Alexandria’s Greco-Roman past and of Cavafy’s unique gift as a historical poet. The Greek Alexandrian poet takes us on an illustrated journey in space and time to both the real and the imagined Alexandria.

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=cavafy&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2012

Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2011-2012 (Award Memorial Book)

The book is issued yearly to document architectural competitions along with submitted and winning projects of the Hassan Fathi Award as well as the jury report and the speeches given by the guests during the ceremony.

To download the book click here:

http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=hassan+fathi&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2012

Ancient Alexandria Children’s Book

An illustrated children’s book (for age range about 9-10 years) which focuses on Alexandria during the Ptolemaic and Roman period. Through short texts and colorful illustrations, it will give children an idea about many aspects of daily, religious and cultural life in ancient Alexandria, including what the city must have looked like with its most important monuments.

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=ancient&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=

 

 



2012

El Gazayerli Encyclopedia for Alexandria’s Street Names

Alex Med published the El-Gazayerli Encyclopedia for Street Names of Alexandria, compiled over a period of 30 years and completed in 1967, the Encyclopedia comprises information about the names of Alexandria’s streets, linking the city’s past history with its present.

To download the encyclopedia, click here:

Part 1: http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013032012591959287_Gazaierlypart1.pdf

Part 2: http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/201303201317143078_Gazaierlypart2.pdf

Part 3: http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013032013235896792_Gazaierlypart3.pdf



2011

Sacred Places & Popular Places in the Mediterranean

Cultural Routes: Sacred Places and Popular Practice in the Mediterranean is a research project funded by Ramses2. The project’s findings, which are included in this book, fill a gap in the knowledge of sacred sites of different faiths, as well as highlighting the role of interconfessional dialogue and exchange. The book begins with a journey in the past and present to six major sanctuaries of antiquity that have become places of worship of Christian martyrs and saints in Greece. It then travels to Alexandria to deal with three cults related to the city during the Greco-roman period, and it presents the Coptic faith, Greek Orthodoxy in Egypt and Jewish pilgrimage sites deeply connected to Alexandria and its environs. It also deals with moulids in the city. Finally, the journey takes the readers to eastern side of the Iberian Peninsula to discover the holy caves of the middle and modern ages.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013032016111942011_SacredPlaces.pdf



2010

Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2010 (Award Memorial Book)

The book is issued yearly to document architectural competitions along with submitted and winning projects of the Hassan Fathi Award as well as the jury report and the speeches given by the guests during the ceremony.

To download the book click here:

http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=hassan+fathi&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2010

Seven Days at the Cecil

About the Book :

“Alexandria… How can one recover the city of his childhood? What nostalgic pull wills him back to the traces of his past? A wish, perhaps, to find in secret corners the Alexandrian child that once was? With the writing of a guidebook to Alexandria – a pretext, of sorts – the different descent into the abyss of memory is attempted, deep in the myth and the history of a universal city. When the clepsydra is reserved, seven days need suffice for this esoteric pursuit of a place both celestial and earthly. The material holds the immaterial, waiting through the centuries for each soul who longs to return. Landmarks of the past are still there: the Cecil Hotel, the Corniche, Ramleh, Gomrok el Adim, Sidi Bishr, the Rue Fouad, Chatby, Qait Bey… But where will your steps lead you now that no familiar faces remain to warm your sight, now that beloved voices have fallen silent?”

About the Author:

Harry Tzalas was born in Alexandria in 1936 and educated at the French schools. His parents, too, were both Alexandrian-born, his grandparents having settled there at the end of the 19th century.
In 1956, when the exodus of the European communities from Egypt was at its peak, in 1959 he left for Greece, settled in Athens as a marine consultant, he has been actively involved in marine archaeology and the topography of ancient and mediaeval Alexandria.
He established the Hellenic Institute for Ancient and mediaeval Alexandrian Studies in 1997, and since then, has been leading periodic underwater archaeological surveys off the Alexandrian coast.
Seven Days at the Cecil is his second book of short stories translated into English; the first is Farewell to Alexandria.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/201303201615543042_SEVENDAYSATTHECECIL.pdf



2009

Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture 2009 (Award Memorial Book)

The book is issued yearly to document architectural competitions along with submitted and winning projects of the Hassan Fathi Award as well as the jury report and the speeches given by the guests during the ceremony.

To download the book click here:

http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=hassan+fathi&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2009

A Taste of Alexandria

Editors: Mohamed Awad and Sahar Hamouda

This book will take you on a journey through the existing as well as lost eaters of Alexandria, all the way from Agami in the west to Abu Kir in the east. On the way, take your pick of the goodies offered by street vendors and learn about the eating habits of the different communities - it’s all a taste of Alexandria. Try recipes from around the Mediterranean and sample dishes served during occasions and festivities. Your journey in space and time will help you savor the flavor of gastronomy in cosmopolitan Alexandria !

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=taste&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2009

Pharos: “Ancient and Western Sources - Research in the History of Architecture”

فاروس المصادر الاسلامية القديمة والغربية – بحث في تاريخ العمارة

Author: Herman Tirsch

It's an Arabic version of the original German version of Pharos by Herman Tirsch, that was issued in 1909, it’s one of his most remarkable jobs which its reconstruction is considered today most substantial.

 

About the Author:

Herman Tirsch (1874- 1939) was a German archaeologist and a professor in the University of Tubigen. He participated in a series of archaeological expeditions to Alexandria and the rest of Egypt in the beginning of the twentieth century, resulting in a series of publications known as Expeditions of Ernst Von Sielgen.

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2009

Penser la Méditerranée

Overall outcomes of the lecture series "Thinking the Mediterranean" between May 2006 and April 2009. The lectures are means of dialogue and exchange. Their themes have focused on shared memories, conflicts and also on the cultural, historical and commercial roots common to the inhabitants of the Mediterranean region.

"Thinking the Mediterranean" is part of the EU funded project (Ramses2), that aims to build a Euro-Mediterranean research space and to encourage a sustainable way of working together between the scientific institutions of the network". This network is operated henceforth under the laboratory Mediterranean House of Human Sciences.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013031913150585755_PenserlaMditerrane.pdf

 



2008

Prince Omar Toussoun and His Archeological Legacy

Omar Toussoun assisted archeologists and scholars, and facilitated and participated in archeological excavations on his own lands in Aboukir and Mamoura. This book highlights his contribution in the discovery of a large portion of the ancient Alexandrian heritage and to its preservation.

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http://www.bibalex.org/en/publication/index?availablein=&keywords=omar+toussoun&centers=&datefrom=&dateto=&type=&collection=&related=



2008

Cocktails and Camels

Author: Jacqueline Carol

Cocktails and Camels is a lively and humorous portrait of a family of Lebanese origins living in the heyday of cosmopolitan Alexandria during the 1930s and 1940s. The reader discovers the heroine’s extensive family of cousins, aunts and uncles, and sees a vivid picture of a Mediterranean lifestyle typical of interwar Alexandria. The author wittily evokes the diversity of cultures in a thousand small details that make this book a delightful read from beginning to end.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013032015082831144_cocktailsandcamels.pdf



2007

The Birth of the Seventh Art in Alexandria
Catalogue

Editors: Mohamed Awad and Sahar Hamouda

This catalogue celebrates the centennial of the birth of the seventh art in Egypt. It boasts an impressive list of firsts in Egypt which all took place in Alexandria: the first screening of a Lumière brothers’ film in the Toussoun Bourse in 1896, the inauguration of the first cinema hall in 1897, the shooting of the first French film Alexandria’s Place des Consuls in 1897, the first film studio in Egypt established by Aziz and Dorés in 1907, and the first Egyptian short documentary filmed by photographers Aziz and Dorés in 1907, to name but a few. This publication was part of the AlexCinema project funded by the European Union.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2016031011204310248_TheBirthoftheSeventhArtinAlexandria.pdf



2006

Voices from Cosmopolitan Alexandria

Editors: Mohamed Awad and Sahar Hamouda

Voices from Cosmopolitan Alexandria is an oral narrative of Alexandrians representing the communities and creeds that for decades made this city their home. Together, the voices tell the tale of the rich diversity, tolerance and cultural interaction that had created the cosmopolitan city par excellence: Alexandria. This book was part of the Mediterranean Voices: Oral History and Cultural Practices project funded by the European Union and coordinated by London Metropolitan University.

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http://www.bibalex.org/Attachments/Publications/Files/2013032016331232778_VOICESFROMCOSMOPOLITANALEXANDRIA.pdf



2006

The Hammams of Alexandria in the 19th and 20th Centuries
حمامات الإسكندرية في القرنين التاسع عشر والعشرين


During the period between March 2006 and October 2007, Alex Med undertook a survey of the bathhouses, or hammams, of Alexandria as part of its overall mission to study, document and preserve the city’s architectural and urban heritage. Use was made of multiple documents from the archives of the Alexandria law courts and municipality, which are kept in Dar el Watha’ak el Qaumayya (the National Archives), as well as other sources. During the course of this survey, an unknown hammam called the Hassan Abdallah Hammam, was discovered. In addition, reconstructions of the design of three hammams no longer in existence, were made according to detailed descriptions discovered in old documents. Finally, the geographic location of ancient and no longer existing hammams was ascertained using old maps.

The major findings of this survey were published in a book entitled Hammamat el Eskandarieh fe el Qarnien el Tas’a ‘ashar wal ‘ashreen in November 2007 to coincide with the fifth anniversary celebrations of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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