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The Medieval NileRoute, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt$
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John Cooper

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166143

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.001.0001

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The Ports of Fustat and Cairo

The Ports of Fustat and Cairo

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(p.187) 12 The Ports of Fustat and Cairo
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The Medieval Nile
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John P. Cooper

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0012

This chapter charts the changing navigational landscape of the Islamic-era capitals of Egypt, from Fustat to Cairo. It recognises the navigationally strategic nature of the choice of Fustat as the first Arab-era capital of Egypt. The city’s location just above the Delta apex made it a ready control point for Nile traffic moving between Upper and Lower Egypt; the deployment of a pontoon bridge across the river enhanced that control, while the Nile-Red Sea canal also arrived at Fustat/Cairo. The chapter also examines how on-going change in the course of the Nile in the Cairo area precipitated change in the location of the main river ports serving the city.

Keywords:   Egypt, Nile, river, navigation, Cairo, harbor, Fustat, Bulaq, al-Maqs

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