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Author AlSayyad, Nezar.

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

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


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xix, 325 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Architecture and society -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
City planning -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
Added Title Histories of a city
ISBN 9780674047860 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0674047869 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780674060791 (e-book)

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