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Architecture for the dead : Cairo's medieval necropolis /

by El Kadi, Galila.
, Cairo's medieval necropolis /
Additional authors: Bonnamy, Alain.
Published by : American University in Cairo Press, (Cairo ; | New York :) Physical details: 302 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans ; 25 cm. ISBN:9774160746; 9789774160745.
Subject(s): Cemeteries -- Egypt -- Cairo. | Sepulchral monuments -- Egypt -- Cairo. | Islamic architecture -- Egypt -- Cairo.
Year: 2007
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"An Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Edition."

"First published in French in 2001 under the title Le Cité des Morts"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-294) and indexes.

The medieval necropolis of Cairo constitutes a major feature of the city's urban landscape, with monumental and smaller-scale mausolea dating from all eras since early medieval times. Through research and photography, in text, maps, plans and pictures, the authors describe and illustrate the variety of architectural styles in the necropolis: from Mamluk to neo-Mamluk via baroque and neo-pharaonic, from the grandest stone buildings with their decorative domes and minarets to the humblest - but elaborately decorated - wooden structures. The book also documents the modern settlement of the necropolis by families creating a space for the living in and among the tombs and architecture for the dead. -- Dust Jacket.

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