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The Material Frame

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the material frame of Tahrir Square. As a space, it has been shaped by the political-economic policies of the past four decades, which essentially turned it into an antihuman ... More


Egyptianizing the American Dream: Nasr City's Shopping Malls, Public Order, and the Privatized Military

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the sudden expansion of shopping malls in Cairo despite the fact that these enterprises are not as successful as one might think. Recession and the devaluation of the Egyptian ... More


Culture Shock

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lane, his brother Richard, and his family moved to Ulster Place just south of Regent's Park along Georgian terrace. His discomfort was increased by the culture shock of returning home as he ... More


An English Harem in Egypt

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lane's first voyage to Egypt had taken two months, and even the less eventful second lasted five weeks. But this one took only eighteen days as they went steadily through fine weather and were well ... More


The Ports of Fustat and Cairo

John P. Cooper

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter charts the changing navigational landscape of the Islamic-era capitals of Egypt, from Fustat to Cairo. It recognises the navigationally strategic nature of the choice of Fustat as the ... More


Taking Possession of Egypt for the Cause of Science

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/9789774165993.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Auguste Mariette went to Egypt to collect Coptic manuscripts for the Bibliothèque Nationale. He failed in that mission but made one of the most sensational Egyptological discoveries of the century, ... More


An Overview of Turkish Books Printed in Egypt1

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Turkish books printed during Muhammad Ali’s reign served his purposes of administrative, military, and educational reform, and fulfilled the cultural needs of the Turks residing in Egypt. Later, ... More


The Bulaq Press and the Turkish Books Printed There

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu

in The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Bulaq Press was the most active and important Turkish-language press in Cairo. This chapter provides statistics on its personnel, equipment, name variants, published works, and typefaces. The ... More


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