The Bazaar in the Islamic City
Design, Culture, and History
Edited by Mohammad Gharipour
Bazaars are an integral part of Islamic cities all over the Middle East. This book delves into the history of markets all over the region and highlights the importance of the role they play in the culture of the people that they service.
The book is a compilation of studies of the markets in Cairo, Nablus, Aleppo, Damascus, Bursa, Kabul, Tehran, Istanbul, Yazd and Sana’a and explores their importance, their evolution and cultural significance, and traditions that are still alive today.
Marginality and Exclusion in Egypt
Edited by Ray Bush and Habib Ayeb
Many groups are considered marginalised in Egyptian society and this book delves into the reasons why. It explores the reasons behind the divisions of power that are at the base of marginalisation and exclusion and gives a fresh analysis of important factors in the Egyptian economy.
The conclusion that being marginalised does not mean total exclusion has been arguably proven by the participation of disenfranchised groups in the Egyptian revolution.
The Churches of Egypt
From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day
Gawdat Gabra and Gertrud J.M. van Loon
Edited by Carolyn Ludwig, photographs by Sherif Sonbol
Over 300 full colour images illustrate this comprehensive compilation of Coptic sites and other churches all over Egypt, from the ancient churches of Old Cairo to the monasteries in Upper Egypt and the Red Sea, and the places of worship of other faiths are also featured.
To enhance understanding of the rich artistic and architectural legacy that Christianity has left Egypt the book includes chapters on the overall history of Christianity in the country and the different forms of its architecture and Coptic frescoes.
Life at Court and on Campaign
By Garry J. Shaw
If you have ever wondered what it was like to be a pharaoh, this book will give you the answers. All aspects of an ancient ruler’s day-to-day life are discussed, from the mundane realities of waking up to the pomp and circumstance of official court occasions and everything in between.
A plethora of images and small features adorn the text and inform the reader of everything from pets to decorations. All major pharaohs are listed with accompanying mini biographies.