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Cairo [electronic resource] : histories of a city / Nezar AlSayyad.

By: AlSayyad, Nezar.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard Universitry Press, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xix, 325 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.ISBN: 9780674060791 (electronic bk.); 0674060792 (electronic bk.).Other title: Histories of a city.Subject(s): Architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History | Architecture and society -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History | City planning -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History | Cairo (Egypt) -- Buildings, structures, etc | ARCHITECTURE / Criticism | ARCHITECTURE / History / General | ARCHITECTURE / RegionalGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cairo.DDC classification: 720.962/16 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-312) and index.

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.

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