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Cairo

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PAPERBACK

$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674009967

Publication Date: 11/30/2002

Academic Trade

448 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

67 halftones, 13 maps, 3 tables

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  • I. Foundations (642–1250)
    • 1. Fustat, the First Capital
    • 2. Cairo, Fatimid City
    • 3. Cairo under the Ayyubids
  • II. Medieval Cairo (1250–1517)
    • 4. The Mamluks
    • 5. The High Point of Mamluk Cairo (1250–1348)
    • 6. The Great Crisis (1348–1412)
    • 7. Maqrizi’s Cairo
    • 8. The End of an Era (1412–1517)
  • III. The Traditional City (1517–1798)
    • 9. A New Political System
    • 10. Urban Society
    • 11. Expansion under the Ottomans
    • 12. City Administration and Daily Life
    • 13. Spheres of Activity
  • IV. Contemporary Cairo (1798–1992)
    • 14. A Slow Awakening (1798–1863)
    • 15. The Dream of Westernization (1863–1936)
    • 16. The Nightmares of Growth (1936–1992)
  • Retrospective
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2002 Lewis Galantiere Award, American Translators Association
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