The Citadel of Cairo: A New Interpretation of Royal Mamluk Architecture

The Citadel of Cairo: A New Interpretation of Royal Mamluk Architecture

by Nasser O. Rabbat
     
 

This study of the Citadel of Cairo reconstructs its architectural history within the urban context of Cairo and the wider framework of Ayyubid and Mamluk institutions, polity, society, and tastes and proposes new interpretations of the most significant elements in Mamluk royal architecture.See more details below

Overview

This study of the Citadel of Cairo reconstructs its architectural history within the urban context of Cairo and the wider framework of Ayyubid and Mamluk institutions, polity, society, and tastes and proposes new interpretations of the most significant elements in Mamluk royal architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004101241
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Islamic History and Civilization Series, #14
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Short References to Frequently Cited Works
Note on Transcription and Dates
1Whence the Citadel1
2The Citadel Today18
3The Ayyubid Sultanate Acquires a New Center50
4The Early Mamluk Period90
5The Citadel under Qalawun and al-Ashraf Khalil132
6The Citadel in al-Nasir Muhammad's Reign: First Construction Period (1310-25)181
7The Citadel in al-Nasir Muhammad's Reign: Second Construction Period (1333-41)229
8The Citadel and the Mamluk System283
Glossary297
A Note on the Primary Sources305
Bibliography311
Index327

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