Historic Cairo

Historic Cairo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1998
Genre: Travel
ISBN: UOM:39015043403487

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Cairo contains the greatest concentration of Islamic monuments in the world, and its mosques, mausoleums, religious schools, baths, and caravanserais, built by prominent patrons between the seventh and nineteenth centuries, are among the finest in existence. Jim Antoniou takes his readers on a guided walk through the very heart of historic Cairo, among many of its greatest architectural treasures. Illustrated throughout with the author's own detailed maps and plans and lively sketches, the walk begins at the monumental gates in the north walls of the Fatimid city, follows the ancient thoroughfare of al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah south past Khan al-Khalili and al-Ghuriya to the Street of the Tentmakers, turns left along the famous Darb al-Ahmar of the Arabian Nights, and ends at the magnificent mosque of Sultan Hasan at the foot of the Citadel. Over ninety historic buildings along the way are identified and described, many of them open to visitors. This is an enthralling walk that everybody can enjoy, whether on foot or in an armchair.

Historic Cities and Sacred Sites

Historic Cities and Sacred Sites
Author: Ismail Serageldin,Ephim Shluger,Joan Martin-Brown
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2001-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 082134904X

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This book contributes to a better understanding of why historic cities and sacred sites are important, and how cultural roots may influence and improve urban futures. It emphasises the need to include social and cultural dimensions in economic development and offers cases of best practice.

Routledge Handbook on Cairo

Routledge Handbook on Cairo
Author: Nezar AlSayyad
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2022-12-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781000787894

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This Handbook simultaneously provides a single text that narrates the Cairo of yesterday and of today, and gives the reader a major reference to the best of Cairo scholarship. Divided into three parts covering Histories, Representations and Discourses of Cairo, the chapters provide comprehensive coverage of Cairo from both a disciplinary and an interdisciplinary point of view, with scholars from a great range of disciplines. Part One contains chapters on the history of specific parts of the city to provide both a concise picture of Cairo and an appreciation for the diversity of its constituent parts and periods. Part Two of the book deals with the various forms of representations of the city, from high-end literature to popular songs, and from photographs to films. Finally, Part Three covers current discourses about the city, comprising historical reflections on the city from the present, surveys of its current condition, analysis of it serious urban problems and visions for its future. The Routledge Handbook on Cairo provides a unique and innovative look at the ever-evolving state of Cairo. It will be a vital reference source for scholars and students of Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East History, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, Architecture and Politics.

Unfinished Places The Politics of Re making Cairo s Old Quarters

Unfinished Places  The Politics of  Re making Cairo   s Old Quarters
Author: Gehan Selim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016-11-10
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317506263

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The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of spatial representations that aimed to transform the urban realm in Cairo. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the study draws on planning, history and politics to develop a distinctive account of postcolonial planning in Cairo following Egypt’s 1952 revolution. The book widely connects the ideological role of a different type of politicised urbanism practised during the days of Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak and the overarching policies, institutions and attitudes involved in the visions for (re) building a new nation in Egypt. By examining the notion of remaking urban spaces, the study interprets the ambitions and powers of state policies for improving the spatial qualities of Cairo’s old districts since the early 20th century. These acts are situated in their spatial, political and historical contexts of Cairo’s heterogeneous old quarters and urban spaces particularly the remaking of one of the city’s older quarts named Bulaq Abul Ela established during the Ottoman rule in the thirteenth century. It therefore writes, in a chronological sequence, a narrative through time and space connecting various layers of historical and contemporary political phases for remaking Bulaq. The endeavor is to explain this process from a spatial perspective in terms of the implications and consequences not only on places, but also on the people’s everyday practices. By deeply investigating the problems and consequences; the strengths and weaknesses; and the state’s reliability to achieve the remaking objectives, the book reveals evidence that shifting forms of governance had anchored planning practices into a narrow path of creativity and responsive planning.

International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation

International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation
Author: Zeynep Aygen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-03-05
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781136185908

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The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation, the study of contemporary paradigms and case studies in most universities and within wider interest circles, predominantly in the UK, Europe, and USA focus mainly on Europe and sometimes the USA, although the latter is often excluded from European publications. With an increasingly multicultural student body in Euro-American universities and with a rising global interest in heritage preservation, there is an urgent need for publications to cover a larger geographical and social area including not only Asia, Australia, Africa and South America but also previously neglected countries in Europe like the new members of the European Community and the northern neighbour of the USA, Canada. The inclusion of the ‘other’ in built environment education in general and in building conservation in particular is a pre-requisite of cultural interaction and widening participation. International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation assesses successful contemporary conservation paradigms from around the world. The book evaluates conservation case studies from previously excluded areas of the world to create an integrated account of Historic Building Conservation that crosses the boundaries of language and culture and sets an example for further inclusive research. Analyzing the influence of financial constraints, regional conflicts, and cultural differences on the heritage of disadvantaged countries, this leading-edge volume is essential for researchers and students of heritage studies interested in understanding their topics in a wider framework.

Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage
Author: Rohit Jigyasu,Dowon Kim,Lata Shakya
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2023-06-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000926507

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This book is a selection of case studies undertaken by cultural heritage and disaster risk management professionals across the world demonstrating good practices for disaster risk management of cultural heritage. The readers will learn about the practical application of various methodologies, tools, and techniques for disaster risk assessment, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery of cultural heritage. They will also learn about the application of traditional knowledge and engagement of communities for disaster risk management of cultural heritage. This will help relevant organisations and professionals to develop and implement projects in this field. The intended audience for this book are Practitioners or site managers of cultural heritage sites and museums. Also, researchers and students studying disaster risk management of cultural heritage. The book will also be of interest to disaster risk management institutions at the urban, regional or national level/cultural heritage management institutions at the urban, regional or national level/city administration, municipalities, urban local bodies and planning departments/educational and research institutions which have specialised programmes in engineering, planning, disaster risk management, and conservation of cultural heritage.

Historic Cities of the Islamic World

Historic Cities of the Islamic World
Author: C. Edmund Bosworth
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2007-08-31
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789047423836

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This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics. The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind's greatest achievements, the living organism of the city.

Reclaiming Public Space through Intercultural Dialogue

Reclaiming Public Space through Intercultural Dialogue
Author: Christa Reicher,Fabio Bayro Kaiser,Maram Tawil,Karin Bäumer,Janset Shawash
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783643910202

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The challenges rapid urbanisation encompasses are manifold, so are the efforts addressing sustainable and inclusive development frameworks. "Reclaiming Public Space through Intercultural Dialogue" is an intercultural and interdisciplinary initiative, which focuses on how social and spatial segregation can be overcome in metropolitan areas. Through joint research and teaching activities in the cities of Dortmund and Amman, three comprehensive topics emerged: urban transformation and the role of public space; social and cultural dimensions of cities; and nature-based planning approaches. The book compiles contributions to these topics from researchers, practitioners, and students, which were presented in an international conference held at the German Jordanian University in Madaba, Jordan, in November 2017.