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The minarets of Cairo

Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : American University in Cairo Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Behrens-Abouseif
ISBN: 9774240359 9789774240355
OCLC Number: 13039075
Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The minaret --
The Mu'adhdhin --
The pharos of Alexandria and the minaret --
Stylistic evolution of Cairene minarets --
The location of minarets --
Epigraphy of Cairene minarets --
The finial --
The staircase --
The Mabkhara and the bulb-shaped top --
The transitional zone of minarets --
Survey of Cairene minarets --
The Adhan : the call to prayer --
Koranic epigraphy of Cairene minarets.
Responsibility: Doris Behrens-Abouseif ; photographs by Muhammad Yusuf.

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