Middle East Travel
English edition  
316 pp.
35 b/w illus., 15 maps 
14X21 cm
ISBN 9789774168550
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Islamic Monuments in Cairo

The Practical Guide (Updated 7th Edition) Caroline Williams

A new, fully revised edition of this perennially popular guide to Cairo's Islamic monuments

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 awaits the delight of the general visitor. This new, fully revised edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around more than two hundred of the city’s most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent restoration initiatives and newly opened monuments.
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Caroline Williams, with graduate degrees in Middle Eastern history from Harvard and Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo, has been a frequent resident of, visitor to, Cairo since 1961.

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“This book ought to be in the luggage of every visitor to Cairo. Furthermore, once home, lovers and students of Cairo’s architecture will find it a convenient and accurate quick reference as well as a cherished souvenir of many profitable and enjoyable rambles among the monuments of Cairo.”—Jonathan M. Bloom, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt//endoftext//endoftext

“Any visitor to Cairo who wants to see the monuments should not be without it.”—Bernard O’Kane, author of The Mosques of Egypt//endoftext//endoftext

“Anyone interested in knowing more about Cairo’s Islamic architecture should pick up the excellent Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide.”—Lonely Planet: Cairo, 1998

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