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Author AlSayyad, Nezar.

Title Cairo : histories of a city / Nezar AlSayyad
Edition First edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard Universitry Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 325 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Architecture and society -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
City planning -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010041688
ISBN 0674060792 (electronic bk.)
9780674060791 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Histories of a city