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New directions in the early Islamic period

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter considers the ways in which the archaeological record of the eighth to the tenth centuries provides evidence for significant breaks with late antiquity. These new directions can be ... More


From the Hara to the ‘Imara: Emerging Urban Metaphors in the Literary Production on Contemporary Cairo1

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/9789774162886.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the Egyptian literati, particularly through fiction, have played a very important role “vis-à-vis the collectivity as underground historians of the city whose narratives ... More


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