Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide


By Caroline Williams

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Pages: 276, Publication Date: 2004-10-01
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 9774246950

Description: Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity.
No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity.

The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now - at the turn of the millennium - awaits the delight of the general visitor.

This new edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent developments with updated and revised material.

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