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The Red Sea from Byzantium to the CaliphateAD 500-1000

The Red Sea from Byzantium to the Caliphate: AD 500-1000

Timothy Power

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789774165443
eISBN:
9781617971372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165443.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the historical process traditionally referred to as the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam from the perspective of the Red Sea, a strategic waterway linking the Mediterranean to ... More

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Few works about the Middle East have exerted such wide and long-lasting influence as Edward William Lane’s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. First published in 1836, this ... 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

Translating Egypt's RevolutionThe Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Samia Mehrez (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This unique interdisciplinary collective project is the culmination of research and translation work conducted by AUC students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds who continue to witness ... More

Afterglow of EmpireEgypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... 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

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

Women Travelers in EgyptFrom the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Women Travelers in Egypt: From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century

Deborah Manley (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164859
eISBN:
9781617971273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164859.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guidebooks acknowledged the presence of women as travelers — although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women's accounts of their ... More

Veiling ArchitectureDecoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Veiling Architecture: Decoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164873
eISBN:
9781617971099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Nile Valley and desert oases south of Cairo—Upper Egypt—surviving domestic buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries demonstrate a unique and varied strand of ... 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

The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

The Turks in Egypt and their Cultural Legacy

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774163975
eISBN:
9781617971051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163975.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Though Egypt was ruled by Turkish-speakers through most of the period from the ninth century until 1952, the impact of Turkish culture there remains under-studied. This book deals with the period ... 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

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

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

Toward More Efficient Services in EgyptReforming Tourism, Construction, Information Technology, Wholesale and Retail, Roads, and Banking Services

Toward More Efficient Services in Egypt: Reforming Tourism, Construction, Information Technology, Wholesale and Retail, Roads, and Banking Services

Hanaa Kheir-El-Din and Naglaa El Ehwany (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164941
eISBN:
9781617971068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164941.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Developing an efficient and competitive service sector is an essential requirement for a strong economy. According to recent official figures, the service sector accounts for 60 percent of GDP in ... More

Race and Slavery in the Middle EastHistories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and
the Ottoman Mediterranean

Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean

Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163982
eISBN:
9781617970221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the nineteenth century hundreds of thousands of Africans were forcibly migrated northward to Egypt and other eastern Mediterranean destinations, yet relatively little is known about them. Studies ... More

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

Poisoned LegacyThe Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty

Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163951
eISBN:
9781936190058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The reign of Rameses II is one of the best-known of Egyptian history, with almost every ancient site preserving traces of his time. However, after his death, his dynasty, the Nineteenth, soon fell ... 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

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

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