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Summing Up: Cairo Serendipity?

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the dynamics and functioning of the city of Cairo in Egypt. The findings reveal how the metropolis functions moderately well and has not ... More


Empowering Women, Engendering Change: Aziza Hussein and Social Reform in Egypt1

Amy J. Johnson and Scott David Mcintosh

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter challenges the view of the pre-1952 period as bereft of meaningful governmental reform programs, while revealing women's social reform activism in Egypt during these years to have ... More


The Contested City

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is about the dynamics of neoliberal globalization in Cairo. It originated in questions that an international cohort of scholars raised in the late 1990s, when the power of globalization ... More


Making or Shaking the State Urban Boundaries of State Control and Popular Appropriation in Sayyida Zaynab Model Park

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter deals with a nuanced discussion of the relationship between architecture, design, urbanization, public culture, community ideology and the changing institutional design of Egypt's ... More


Extract from Diary Marginal Notes on the Soft Dialectics of Historic Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines some of the paradoxes, turf battles, opaque government policies, and weak governance through the saga of one nineteenth-century building in al-Darb al-Ahmar, as one of its ... More


Qurnawi Foothills Architecture: Footprint, Form, and Function

Kees van der Spek

in The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the architectural assemblage typical of the Theban Necropolis. The evolving domestic floor plan eventually came to comprise a footprint which still included the ancient ... More


Introduction and Background

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As a piece of archaeological research, the work carried out at Quseir Fort is unusual because it examines evidence from the events of the last 450 years, the modern era, by Egyptian archaeological ... More


An Updated Plan of the Church at Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa

Renate Dekker

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The recent excavation of the church at Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and another visit to the site made it possible to draw an updated ground plan and to answer the ... More


Site Management at the Valley of the Kings

Kent Weeks and Nigel Hetherington

in The Valley of the Kings: A Site Management Handbook

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166082
eISBN:
9781617975493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Any proposals regarding site management in the Valley of the Kings must be approved by a number of institutional stakeholders, which include the Office of the President, a number of government ... More


Architectural Typology of Historic Coptic Churches from Oxyrhynchos to Dayr al-Ganadla

Sami Sabri Shaker

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter seeks to correct the common notion that the architectural design of the typical Coptic Orthodox church either has a cruciform plan or is in the form of Noah's Ark, which reflects a lack ... More


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