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The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Mohammad Gharipour (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The main objective of this book is to explore the dynamics of the bazaar within a broad socio-spatial and political perspective by investigating a number of case studies from North Africa to the ... More


The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Mark N. Swanson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Volume 1 of this series, Stephen Davis contended that the themes of “apostolicity, martyrdom, monastic patronage, and theological resistance” were determinative for the cultural construction of ... More


A Medieval Hiatus

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Arab conquest of Egypt in the seventh century AD ended the final phase of Egyptian antiquity and brought the advent of Islam, which eventually became Egypt's dominant religion. Until recently it ... More


Introduction

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For the archeologist, the importance of Old Cairo lies in a preserved sequence of continuous occupation extending from the sixth century BC to the present day. The victory of the Arab armies marks ... More


The Ancient Landscape of Cairo

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The medieval landscape of the city of Cairo indicates the elemental forces that shaped the development of the city. The natural movement, formations, and the rhythm of the Nile have dictated the ... More


The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

John Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This ground-breaking view of the navigational landscape of the Nile in medieval Egypt draws on a broad range of sources: medieval Arabic geographies; traveler accounts; archaeology; and ... More


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