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Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Charles Le Quesne

Abstract

This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated with over 100 maps, drawings, and photos, this study examines a key example of Ottoman-era material culture in Egypt—a topic largely overlooked by archaeologists. This book traces the development and history of an important fortress during the Ottoman period, built near an abandoned medieval port. Its establishment was part of a constant struggle by the Ottoman state to maintain control of the desert ... More

Keywords: Ottoman period, Quseir, Red Sea, fortress, Mecca, Muslim pilgrims, Upper Egypt, maritime culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160097
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Le Quesne, author