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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

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

Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt1218–1250

Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Kurt J. Werthmuller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Using the life and writings of Cyril III Ibn Laqlaq, 75th patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, along with a variety of Christian and Muslim chroniclers, this study explores the identity and ... More

Creswell Photographs Re-examinedNew Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Bernard O'Kane (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Creswell photographic archive at the American University in Cairo is an invaluable resource of over 12,000 printed images of Islamic architecture, mainly in Cairo, but also including buildings in ... More

Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This text here contains a hitherto unpublished work by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801–76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle ... More

Divine CreaturesAnimal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... 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

Edward William Lane 1801–1876The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Jason Thompson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Few Western scholars of the Middle East have exerted such profound influence as Edward William Lane. Lane's Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians (1836), which has never gone out ... More

Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Rebecca Hillauer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774249433
eISBN:
9781936190089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Who are the Arab women filmakers? What drives them? What are their experiences in a male-dominated profession? How do they function within the contexts — and constraints — of patriarchal societies? ... More

Growing Old in EgyptThe Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Growing Old in Egypt: The Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Thomas Boggatz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164552
eISBN:
9781617970412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a new study of Egypt's resources for elder care, and an exploration of the cultural and social attitudes that impact this ever-increasing need in modern society. The Egyptian ... More

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