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Khul' Divorce in EgyptPublic Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Khul' Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practices, and Everyday Life

Nadia Sonneveld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164842
eISBN:
9781617971082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Egyptian women gained the unique right to divorce their husbands unilaterally through a procedure called khul'. This has been a controversial ... More

Afterglow of EmpireEgypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More

Mapping Arab Women's MovementsA Century of Transformations from Within

Mapping Arab Women's Movements: A Century of Transformations from Within

Pernille Arenfeldt and Nawar Al-Hassan Golley (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164989
eISBN:
9781617971266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164989.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This volume presents a pioneering collection of analyses focused on the ideologies and activities of formal women's organizations and informal women's groups across a range of Arab countries. With ... More

Women Travelers in EgyptFrom the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Deborah Manley (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164859
eISBN:
9781617971273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guidebooks acknowledged the presence of women as travelers — although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their ... More

Veiling ArchitectureDecoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Veiling Architecture: Decoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164873
eISBN:
9781617971099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Nile Valley and desert oases south of Cairo—Upper Egypt—surviving domestic buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries demonstrate a unique and varied strand of ... More

Djekhy & SonDoing Business in Ancient Egypt

Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Djekhy & Son, two businessmen living 2500 years ago in the densely populated neighborhoods built around the great temple of Amun at Karnak, worked as funerary service providers in the necropolis on ... More

The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Though Egypt was ruled by Turkish-speakers through most of the period from the ninth century until 1952, the impact of Turkish culture there remains under-studied. This book deals with the period ... More

The Modern Neighbors of TutankhamunHistory, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun: History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Kees van der Spek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164033
eISBN:
9781617970917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Until their recent demolition, the colorful mud-brick hamlets of al-Qurna village, situated among the Noble Tombs of the Theban Necropolis on the Luxor West Bank, were home to a vibrant community. ... More

Understanding Islamic FundamentalismThe Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Sayed Khatab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beginning with an examination of medieval Islamic fundamentalist movements such as Kharjism, Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism, this book looks at the similarities and differences between them and ... More

Held in TrustWaqf in the Islamic World

Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Pascale Gazaleh (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book contains new studies examining the religious endowments that have historically played a variety of important roles in Muslim communities. Waqfs (pious endowments) long held a crucial place ... More

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