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Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and
Architecture

Hassan Fathy and Continuity in Islamic Arts and Architecture

Ahmad Hamid

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163418
eISBN:
9781617970146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163418.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Hassan Fathy, the Egyptian architect known for his recognition of the potential of vernacular forms as a vital force in contemporary architectural design, sought to integrate the traditions of ... 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

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

Labib HabachiThe Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi, Egypt's most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the ... More

Living with Heritage in CairoArea Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Ahmed Sedky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Arab Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world's largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still ... 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

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

Music and Media in the Arab World

Music and Media in the Arab World

Michael Frishkopf (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the turn of the twentieth century the dramatic rise of mass media has profoundly transformed music practices in the Arab world. Music has adapted to successive forms of media dissemination — ... More

Nubian Ceremonial LifeStudies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

John G. Kennedy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In the period 1963–64, they were ... More

People and PollutionCultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt

People and Pollution: Cultural Constructions and Social Action in Egypt

Nicholas S. Hopkins, Sohair R. Mehanna, and Salah el-Haggar

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245725
eISBN:
9781617970962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245725.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

With a population approaching 65 million (15 million in Cairo alone), environmental pollution is a concern of many people in Egypt and the world in general. This book is a study of how Egyptians in ... More

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