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Author AlSayyad, Nezar

Title Cairo : histories of a city / Nezar AlSayyad

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard Universitry Press, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1583 .A47 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  NA1583 .A47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 325 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note 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
LC subject Architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
Architecture and society -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
City planning -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History
Cairo (Egypt) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Alt Title Histories of a city
ISBN 9780674047860 (hbk. : alk. paper) :
0674047869 (hbk. : alk. paper)