Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now awaits the delight of the general visitor. This new, fully revised edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent restoration initiatives and newly opened monuments.
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7th Revised ed.
15 April 2018
Acknowledgments How to Use This Book 1. Historical Summary and Chronology 2. Architectural and Ornamental Summary 3. The Island of Roda and Old Cairo 4. The Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun and Sharia Saliba 5. The Madrasa of Sultan Hasan and Bab al-Wazir 6. From the Mosque of Sultan Hasan to Bab Zuwayla (Darb al-Ahmar) 7. Bab Zuwayla to Sharia Saliba 8. The Southern Cemetery 9. Sharia Port Said-On and Off 10. Bab Zuwayla to the Mosque of al-Azhar 11. Al-Azhar Square to Bab al-Futuh and Back 12. The Citadel 13. The Northern Cemetery 14. Al-Husayniya and the Mosque of Baybars I 15. Bulaq Glossary Islamic Calendar and Principal Feasts Bibliography Index Maps
Caroline Williams, with graduate degrees in Middle Eastern history from Harvard and Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo, has been a frequent resident/visitor of Cairo since 1961.
Reviews for Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide (New Revised 7th Edition)
Anyone interested in knowing more about Cairo's Islamic architecture should pick up the excellent Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide. --Lonely Planet Any visitor to Cairo who wants to see the monuments should not be without it. --Bernard O'Kane, author of The Mosques of Egypt This book ought to be in the luggage of every visitor to Cairo. Furthermore, once home, lovers and students of Cairo's architecture will find it a convenient and accurate quick reference as well as a cherished souvenir of many profitable and enjoyable rambles among the monuments of Cairo. --Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt