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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

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/9780195315424.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Late in 1140, Halevi and Ḥalfon traveled to Fustat/Cairo, Halevi exclaiming in verse about the thrill of nearing the place once inhabited by Moses and the ancient Israelites. Halevi considered ... More


Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Kristen Stilt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of ... More


The Mamluk Sultanate and Islamic Legal History

Stilt Talar

in Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides background information on the Mamluk sultanate and its legal system. It presents Cairo and its adjacent older city of Fustat, the two cities that form the sites of the events ... More


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

Peter Sheehan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and ... More


The Citadel of Cairo in the Ayyubid Period and the Development of Thirteenth-century Fortifications: A Reconsideration

Tarek Galal Abdel-Hamid

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The citadel of Cairo is a monument that has been studied extensively by many scholars, especially for the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. In 569/1174 Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, founder of the Ayyubid ... More


Al-Fustat and the Making of Old 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/9789774162992.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Egypt was conquered by the Arab army. They laid siege to the Roman fortress of Babylon that lead to the fall of the fortress. As Egypt fell to the hands of the Arab army, it became an integral part ... More


Cycles of Decline and Revival

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/9789774162992.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

By the end of eleventh century, large areas of al-Fustat were abandoned due to the disasters suffered by the Egyptian capital in the long reign of Fatimid caliph al-Mustansir. The further abandonment ... 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


In the Shadow of Egyptology: Islamic Art and Archaeology to 1952

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on cultural and political aspects of Egypt's Comité de conservation des monuments de l'art arabe, Museum of Arab Art, and Department of Islamic Archaeology at the Egyptian (now ... More


Legal Knowledge and Local Practices under the Early ʿAbbāsids

Mathieu Tillier

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter examines the development of a ‘normative pluralism’ in Muslim jurisprudence under the ʿAbbāsids. It emphasises that the caliphs had risen to power through their claims to ‘restore ... More


A Qurʾanic Script from Umayyad Times: Around the Codex of Fustat

François Déroche

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This is a study of two major Umayyad Qur’an manuscripts: the Codex of Fustat and Codex of Damascus, which survive as fragments scattered between different collections. The growing formality ... More


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