The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Empire

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Minarets have defined Cairo's skyline since its early history: they are one of the most characteristic features of Islamic architecture. In Egypt, where civilizations have manifested themselves through awe-inspiring structures since antiquity, "a thousand minarets" reveal the impact of Islamic civilization and urban aesthetics. "The Minarets of Cairo" offers an accessible and vivid insight into the religious, historical and architectural significance of the minaret in Cairo from the Arab Conquest, through the Abbasid, ...

The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Empire 2010, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781848855397

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