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Final Discussion and Conclusions

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The early history of Quseir Fort during the Ottoman period and its hinterland demonstrates the ephemeral nature of human settlement in the Eastern Desert. It is true to some degree, long-term ... More


Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Charles Le Quesne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated ... More


Introduction and Background

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As a piece of archaeological research, the work carried out at Quseir Fort is unusual because it examines evidence from the events of the last 450 years, the modern era, by Egyptian archaeological ... More


Historical Background

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the Ayyubid and earlier Mamluk periods, Quseir al-Qadim, by some distance the closest port to Qus, was re-occupied after a break of a thousand years. Its key characteristics provide an ... More


Foundation and Early Occupation (1571–late Seventeenth Century)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Archaeological evidence for each phase of occupation of Quseir Fort came in two forms: the excavations and examination of the surviving structures. The evidence from each of these sources is set out ... More


Late Ottoman Occupation (Eighteenth Century)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

While the primary architecture of Quseir Fort, particularly the defenses, is very distinctive, it is much harder to recognize subsequent changes until the Napoleonic period. The evidence from the ... More


Napoleonic Occupation (1799–1800)

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The basic form of Quseir Fort as it stands today is largely the result of the Napoleonic occupation of 1799–1800. France upgraded its capabilities as a unit of defensive architecture as General ... More


The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The next significant phase of construction at Quseir Fort can most easily be dated to the reign of Muhammad 'Ali, ruler of Egypt from 1811 to 1848. The British expedition under General Sir David ... More


Finds and Specialist Reports

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents full specialist reports on pottery, glass, metal, basketry, seed, and animal bone remains found at Quseir Fort. Also present on the site but not described in detail here, were ... More


Ports of the Red Sea

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/9789774166143.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter charts the history of the principal Red-Sea ports connecting to the Egyptian Nile in the medieval period: al-Qulzum, Quseir and ‘Aydhab. Al-Qulzum, at modern Suez, was for a time at the ... More


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