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The City of the Caliphs

Author : Eustace Alfred Reynolds-Ball
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The city of the caliphs

Author : Eustace A. B.
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Cairo the City of the Caliphs

Author : Eustace Alfred Reynolds-Ball
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Colburn s United Service Magazine and Naval and Military Journal

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The United Service Magazine

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Ritual Politics and the City in Fatimid Cairo

Author : Paula Sanders
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This book provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals. The author approaches ritual as a dynamic process through which claims to political and religious authority in Islamic societies was articulated, and in which complex negotiations of power have taken place.

The Muslim World The age of the Caliphs

Author : Bertold Spuler
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History of the Muslim World The age of the caliphs

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A concise history of the Muslim countries. It begins with Rome and Persia and the pre-Islamic Bedouins and ends with the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols (1258), and in the West with the fall of Granada to the Christians (1492). The author seeks to unravel the many motivations and influences that went into the making of Islamic history and to expound and evaluate them. He frequently reminds the reader of economic and cultural developments taking place at the same time as, and often in intimate connection with, the more overtly political events. In her introduction, Jane Hathaway shows the connection between the history of Islamic civilization and world history.

Jerusalem the City of Herod and Saladin

Author : Sir Walter Besant
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Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

Author : Stanley Lane-Poole
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Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. Saladin's rise to fame in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid, and he quickly established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honor, and an intrepid statesman. This classic detailed biography of Saladin and history of his life and times was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole. The author, able to access the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab and Moslem historians, provides us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch. Based on a lifetime of study.

Mamluk Art

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This thematic travel guide explores the intellectual, scientific and cultural heritage seen in Mamluk architecture and decorative arts through eight suggested travel itineraries. Seven of these are one-day trips, one being two-days, around Cairo and the northern cities of Alexandria, Rosetta and Fuwa in Lower Egypt. Maps, plans and colour photographs feature prominently and the itineraries are preceded by three thematic essays providing the historical background.

The Caliphate Revisited

Author : Eric J. Hanne
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Cairo City of Art and Commerce

Author : Gaston Wiet
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Saladin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Author : Stanley Lane-Poole
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The Mosques of Cairo

Author : Ralph Henry Carless Davis
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Life Death and Community in Cairo s City of the Dead

Author : Hassan Ansah
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THE CITY OF THE DEAD is a mysterious area of Cairo that many Egyptians are aware of but not intimately connected too. This book provides a historical evolution of a residential cemetery more than four centuries old. Beneath a modern multilane highway lies a vast intricately connected ancient necropolis that stretches over three kilometres. The primary focus of the book is to analyze, understand, and to share the unique history and culture of this hidden, yet dynamic city with the outside world. It is here that life and death reconcile under the amazingly interesting stories of the lives shared by its community members. From the Majestic Citadel to the wonderfully designed grave tombs of unknown mystic saints, this book expresses the historical and cultural voice of this indomitable city which never stops reinventing itself. This panoramic story of a city that oscillates between the sacred and the profane- ancient tombs coalesce with chaotic markets- blends the personal touch of first hand travel with the in depth provocation of history. It is a sweeping, lucid work.

Arts of the City Victorious

Author : Jonathan M. Bloom
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"Fatimid art and architecture has always been somewhat anomalous in the history of islamic art because of the direction it grew (west to east), subject matter (figural at a time when geometry and the arabesque were developing elsewhere), and unusually rich and precise documentation in royal and popular accounts. Whereas earlier studies treated the two and a half centuries of Fatimid art and architecture as a single category, this book is the first to show how they grew and evolved over time."--BOOK JACKET.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Orations of the Fatimid Caliphs

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"The sermon - in Arabic the khutba - was (and continues to be) a standard feature of Islamic congregational observance. Fatimid caliphs took quite seriously and seldom missed the duty to deliver it on the twice-yearly occasion of the festivals of the breaking of the fast and of sacrifice. Eventually they added Friday sermons for the month of Ramadan. But, from all such occasions, we have precious few examples. Still those we have allow us to appreciate the event and the words uttered on it. This book provides unique access to them by presenting the Arabic originals with complete English translations. In addition, it includes a history of the Fatimid khutba - what was said, by whom and on what occasions - and an analysis of its themes and rhetorical strategies." --Book Jacket.

Mimar

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