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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

The Valley of the KingsA Site Management Handbook

The Valley of the Kings: A Site Management Handbook

Kent R. Weeks and Nigel J. Hetherington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166082
eISBN:
9781617975493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

During the New Kingdom (c. 1570–1070 bce), the Valley of the Kings was the burial place of Egypt's pharaohs, including such powerful and famous rulers as Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and Tutankhamen. ... 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

Villa of the BirdsThe Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Villa of the Birds: The Excavation and Preservation of the Kom al-Dikka Mosaics

Wojcech Kolataj and Grzegorz Majcherek

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160769
eISBN:
9781936190034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160769.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book describes the excavation and preservation of three early Roman villas in Egypt's ancient port city of Alexandria. Chronicling the work of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Alexandria, ... More

Visionaries of SilenceThe Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Visionaries of Silence: The Reformist Sufi Order of the Demirdashiya al-Khalwatiya in Cairo

Earle H. Waugh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160899
eISBN:
9781617970467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160899.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt's public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its ... More

What Drives Prices in Egypt?An Analysis in Light of International Experience

What Drives Prices in Egypt?: An Analysis in Light of International Experience

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163036
eISBN:
9781617970344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Since 2004, economic reforms in Egypt have led to robust expansion, a healthy external position, and enhanced investor confidence. But despite these positive macroeconomic developments, inflation has ... 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

Wonderful ThingsA History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The discovery of ancient Egypt and the development of Egyptology are momentous events in intellectual and cultural history. The history of Egyptology is the story of the people, famous and obscure, ... More

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