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Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This title presents a wide-ranging review of the relationship between the Egyptian judiciary and the government. If justice in the Arab world is often marked by a lack of autonomy of the judiciary ... More


Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Street children—abandoned or runaway children living on their own—can be found in cities all over the world, and their numbers are growing despite numerous international programs aimed at helping ... More


An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Magdi Guirguis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers an unique window onto the social history of Cairo in the eighteenth century. Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon ... More


Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Michael Doran

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195123616
eISBN:
9780199854530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book aims to profoundly alter the accepted version of the history of post-World War II pan-Arabic foreign policy. To this end, it demonstrates the absence of any true pan-Arabic front from the ... More


Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Ahmed Sedky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Arab Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world's largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still ... More


Alexandria

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Geniza letters and Halevi’s panegyric poems describe his arrival, together with Isaac Ibn Ezra and another companion, in Alexandria; his activities there; the many people who wanted to host him; and ... More


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

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the cities of the Arab world, while the media focus overwhelmingly on questions of religiosity and war, the future of urban modernity and political globalism is taking shape. As the Egyptian state ... More


Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Diane Singerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical book explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. ... More


Whose Cairo?

Nezar Alsayyad

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/9789774162893.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As this book has indicated there are many Cairos, and many other Cairos in metropolitan Cairo itself. The book has strived to deconstruct the two most popular myths about Cairo; as a tomb city, a ... More


Competitive Traditions: Early Palestinian Practice

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Liturgical texts from the Cairo Genizah document Palestinian and Egyptian Jewish practice in the medieval period and demonstrate the great variety of liturgical creativity that was possible in these ... More


Unity Out of Diversity? The Making of a Modern Christian Monument in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

Robin Cormack

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The landscape of Khartoum was changed when in 1906 a British Arts and Craft architect was commissioned to build the Anglican Cathedral of All Souls — partly as a memorial to General Gordon. The ... More


Native Motion and Imperial Emotion: Male Performers of the “Orient” and the Politics of the Imperial Gaze

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni challenges the Orientalist notion that belly dance was historically a female performance genre through an investigation of the 19th‐century male dancers of Cairo. Analysis ... More


Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

David Sims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo, this book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the ... More


Under Early Islam: The Period of the Ge’onim and the Geniza

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The earliest surviving texts of the birkat haminim were found in the Cairo geniza and date from c. 1000 CE. These texts allow a well-grounded discussion of the still highly flexible contents of the ... More


Grand Mosques in the United Arab Emirates: Domesticating the Transnational

Kishwar Rizvi

in The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The United Arab Emirates, the focus of the fourth chapter, provides an important contrast and counterpoint to the other examples. Established in 1971, the federation of seven emirates needed to ... More


Introduction

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/9789774164040.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to bring about a better understanding of Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. This book does not provide ... More


Imaging Caio

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/9789774164040.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes Cairo, Egypt and evaluates the most common type of imaging to which Cairo is subject. It aims to inform the reader that there are numerous ways Cairo can be taken and observed, ... More


Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo

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/9789774164040.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter aims to provide a better understanding of Egypt in order to better understand Cairo, its largest city. It describes Egypt's unique geographical space, its population dynamics, the income ... More


A History of Modern Cairo: Three Cities in One

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/9789774164040.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the history of urban development in Cairo, Egypt, starting in 1950. It focuses on three distinct morphological phenomena or urban forms. These include the continuing growth of ... More


Informal Cairo Triumphant

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/9789774164040.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the dominance of the informal mode of urban development in Greater Cairo, Egypt during the last decades. In 2009, 11 million or about 63 percent of the total inhabitants of ... More


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