Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of Architecture and its Culture

The Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun described Cairo under the Mamluks as a city beyond imagination The Mamluk sultans originated as a slave based caste rose to rule in the mid 13th century Accordingly, they designed their capital to be the heart of the Muslim world It became the focus of their enormous patronage of art and architecture, the stage for thei The Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun described Cairo under the Mamluks as a city beyond imagination The Mamluk sultans originated as a slave based caste rose to rule in the mid 13th century Accordingly, they designed their capital to be the heart of the Muslim world It became the focus of their enormous patronage of art and architecture, the stage for their ceremonial rituals, and a memorial to their achievements This history of Mamluk architecture spans three centuries and examines the monuments of the Mamluks in their social, political and urban context, during the period of their rule 1250 1517 The book displays the multiple facets of Mamluk patronage, and also provides a succinct discussion of the sixty key monuments built in Cairo by the Mamluk sultans The unique strength of Doris Abouseif s work lies in its scholarly yet engaging presentation of original material, diligently researched in the waqf Islamic endowments archives including architectural plans and personal records A richly illustrated volume with colour photographs, plans and isometric drawings, it will be an essential reference work for scholars and students of the art and architecture of the Islamic world as well as art historians and historians of late medieval Islamic history Cairo of the Mamluks received a Commendation from the 2008 BRISMES book awards.
Cairo of the Mamluks A History of Architecture and its Culture The Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun described Cairo under the Mamluks as a city beyond imagination The Mamluk sultans originated as a slave based caste rose to rule in the mid th century Accordingly t

  • Title: Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of Architecture and its Culture
  • Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif
  • ISBN: 9781845115494
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
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