Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide; New Revised Edition

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Oxford University Press, 1 juin 2008 - 264 pages
Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now awaits the delight of the general visitor. This new, fully revised edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent restoration initiatives and newly opened monuments such as the Amir Taz Palace and the Sitt Wasila House. "This book ought to be in the luggage of every visitor to Cairo. Furthermore, once home, lovers and students of Cairo's architecture will find it a convenient and accurate quick reference as well as a cherished souvenir of many profitable and enjoyable rambles among the monuments of Cairo." -Jonathan M. Bloom, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt "Any visitor to Cairo who wants to see the monuments should not be without it." -Bernard O'Kane "Anyone interested in knowing more about Cairo's Islamic architecture should pick up the excellent Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide." -Lonely Planet: Cairo, 1998
 

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Table des matières

Historical Summary and Chronology
1
Architectural and Ornamental Summary
23
The Island of Roda and Old Cairo
37
The Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun and Sharia Saliba
47
The Madrasa of Sultan Hasan and Bab alWazir
65
From the Mosque of Sultan Hasan to Bab Zuwayla Darb alAhmar
81
Bab Zuwayla to Sharia Saliba
103
The Southern Cemetery
115
The Citadel
221
The Northern Cemetery
233
AlHusayniya and the Mosque of Sultan Baybars I
251
Bulaq
255
Glossary
261
Appendix
265
Bibliography
267
Maps
271

Sharia Port SaidOn and Off
139
Bab Zuwayla to the Mosque of alAzhar
163
AlAzhar Square to Bab alFutuh and Back
181

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À propos de l'auteur (2008)

CAROLINE WILLIAMS, with graduate degrees in Middle Eastern history from Harvard and Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo, has been a frequent resident/visitor of Cairo since 1961.

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