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An Armenian Artist in Ottoman CairoYuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Magdi Guirguis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774161520
eISBN:
9781617971013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161520.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book offers an unique window onto the social history of Cairo in the eighteenth century. Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon ... More

Babylon of EgyptThe Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Peter Sheehan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and ... More

The Bazaar in the Islamic CityDesign, Culture, and History

The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Mohammad Gharipour (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The main objective of this book is to explore the dynamics of the bazaar within a broad socio-spatial and political perspective by investigating a number of case studies from North Africa to the ... More

Bedouins by the LakeEnvironment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Ahmed Belal and John Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sustainable development and environmental change have become two of the watchwords of the new century. But what do they mean for ordinary people living in some of the harshest environments in the ... More

Beyond The VictimThe Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Street children—abandoned or runaway children living on their own—can be found in cities all over the world, and their numbers are growing despite numerous international programs aimed at helping ... More

Cairo ContestedGovernance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Diane Singerman (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This cross-disciplinary, ethnographic, contextualized, and empirical book explores the meaning and significance of urban space, and maps the spatial inscription of power on the mega-city of Cairo. ... More

Cairo CosmopolitanPolitics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Diane Singerman and Paul Amar (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the cities of the Arab world, while the media focus overwhelmingly on questions of religiosity and war, the future of urban modernity and political globalism is taking shape. As the Egyptian state ... More

Caliph of CairoAl-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Paul E. Walker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

One night in the year 411/1021, the powerful ruler of Fatimid Cairo, al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, rode out of the southern gates of his city and was never seen again. Was the caliph murdered, or could he ... More

The Changing Middle EastA New Look at Regional Dynamics

The Changing Middle East: A New Look at Regional Dynamics

Bahgat Korany (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163531
eISBN:
9781617970368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163531.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the era of globalization, change is the order of the day, but the conventional view of the Arab Middle East is that of a rigid and even stagnant region. This book counters the static perception ... More

Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Hany Takla

Gawdat Gabra (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Aswan region of Upper Egypt and in what was once Nubia, from as early as the fourth century until the present day. The ... More

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