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Author AlSayyad, Nezar.

Title Cairo : histories of a city / Nezar AlSayyad.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard Universitry Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    720.9621 ALS    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 325 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-312) and index.
Contents Preamble : reading and writing Cairo -- Memphis : the first Cairo -- From ancient Egypt to the Coptic enclave -- Fustat-Misr : the city of Arab Islam -- Al-Qahira : a Fatimid palatial town -- Fortress Cairo : from Salah Al-Din to the Pearl Tree -- The Bahri Mamluks : the city of the slave sultans -- Governing from the tower : the Burji Mamluks -- A provincial capital under Ottoman rule -- A changing city : from Napoleon to Muhammad Ali -- Modernizing the new, medievalizing the old : the city of the Khedive -- The Arab republic and the city of Nasser -- Escaping the present, consuming the past.
Subject Architecture and society -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
City planning -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Added Title Histories of a city
ISBN 0674047869 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780674047860 (hbk. : alk. paper) : $29.95

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