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RA-50028-05
NEH Post-Doctoral and Professional Fellowships at the American Research Center in Egypt, Inc.
Gerry Scott, American Research Center in Egypt

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Mamluk History Through Architecture: Building, Culture, and Politics in Mamluk Egypt and Syria (Book)
Title: Mamluk History Through Architecture: Building, Culture, and Politics in Mamluk Egypt and Syria
Author: Nasser Rabat
Abstract: The most enduring testament to the Mamluk Sultanate is its architecture. Not only do Mamluk buildings embody one of the most outstanding medieval architectural traditions, Mamluk architecture is actually a key to the social history of the period. Analyzing Mamluk constructions as a form of communication and documentation as well as a cultural index, Mamluk History Through Architecture shows how the buildings mirror the complex -- and historically unique -- military, political, social and financial structures of Mamluk society. With this original and authoritative study Nasser Rabbat offers an innovative approach to the history of the Mamluks -- through readings of the spectacular architecture of the period. Drawing on examples from throughout both Egypt and Syria, from the Citadel and Al-Azhar Mosque of Cairo to the Mausoleum of al-Zahir Baybars in Damascus, Rabbat demonstrates how Mamluk architecture served to reinforce visually the spirit of the counter-Crusade, when the Muslim world rebounded from the setbacks of the First Crusade. Both holistically and in case studies, Rabbat demonstrates how history is inscribed into and reflected by a culture’s artifacts. This is a groundbreaking work in the study of architecture and social history in the Middle East and beyond.
Year: 2010
Secondary URL: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mamluk+History+Through+Architecture%3A+Building%2C+Culture%2C+and+Politics+in+Mamluk+Egypt+and+Syria
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Access Model: for sale
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1845119645

Irshad al-mughaffalin min fuqaha’ wa al-fuqara’ ila shuru? ?u?bat al-umara’ (The Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs) (Book)
Title: Irshad al-mughaffalin min fuqaha’ wa al-fuqara’ ila shuru? ?u?bat al-umara’ (The Guidebook for Gullible Jurists and Mendicants to the Conditions for Befriending Emirs)
Author: Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha‘rani
Editor: Adam Sabra
Abstract: Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha‘rani is one of the best known Sufi thinkers in the Islamic tradition, and the most influential in the history of Egypt. His two most important treatises on relationship between Sufism and politics are published in critical editions for the first time here.
Year: 2013
Publisher: Institut Français D’Archéologie Orientale
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9782724706000
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Citadel of Cairo (Book)
Title: The Citadel of Cairo
Author: Nasser O. Rabbat
Abstract: A short history of The Citadel, dating from 1176 to the present.
Year: 2010
Publisher: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press, Cairo
Type: Other
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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