9789774164590-9774164598-The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo: Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue, and Mosque

The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo: Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue, and Mosque

ISBN-13: 9789774164590
ISBN-10: 9774164598
Edition: 1
Author: Gawdat Gabra
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Format: Hardcover 334 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789774164590
ISBN-10: 9774164598
Edition: 1
Author: Gawdat Gabra
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Format: Hardcover 334 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Gawdat Gabra wrote The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo: Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue, and Mosque comprising 334 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9774164598 and 9789774164590. Since then The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo: Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue, and Mosque textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Just to the south of modern Cairo stands the historic enclave known as Old Cairo, which grew up in and around the Roman fortress of Babylon, and which today hosts a unique collection of monuments that attest to the shared cultural heritage of ancient Egyptians, Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
In this lavishly illustrated celebration of a very special place, renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol’s remarkable images of the fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque illuminate the living fabric of the ancient and medieval stones, while the text describes the history of Old Cairo from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to the founding of the first Muslim city of al-Fustat, focusing on the Jewish history of the area (exploring the famous Genizah documents found in the Ben Ezra Synagogue that tell so much about everyday life in medieval Egypt), the early Coptic Christian churches, some of the oldest in the world, and the arrival of the Muslims in the seventh century, their establishment of al-Fustat on the edge of Old Cairo, and the building of the oldest mosque in Africa.

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