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Cairo

Histories of a City

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674072459

Publication Date: 05/13/2013

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352 pages

73 color illustrations, 9 halftones, 13 color maps

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  • Preface
  • Preamble: Reading and Writing Cairo
  • Road Map
  • 1. Memphis: The First Cairo
  • 2. From Ancient Egypt to the Coptic Enclave
  • 3. Fustat-Misr: The City of Arab Islam
  • 4. Al-Qahira: A Fatimid Palatial Town
  • 5. Fortress Cairo: From Salah al-Din to the Pearl Tree
  • 6. The Bahri Mamluks: The City of the Slave Sultans
  • 7. Governing from the Tower: The Burji Mamluks
  • 8. A Provincial Capital under Ottoman Rule
  • 9. A Changing City: From Napoleon to Muhammad Ali
  • 10. Modernizing the New, Medievalizing the Old: The City of the Khedive
  • 11. The Arab Republic and the City of Nasser
  • 12. Escaping the Present, Consuming the Past
  • Appendix: Notes on Transliteration and Dates
  • Glossary
  • Endnotes
  • Figures and Credits
  • Index

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