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The Mosques of Egypt

The Mosques of Egypt Less than ten years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad the new religion of Islam arrived in Egypt with the army of Amr ibn al As in AD Amr immediately established his capital at al Fustat j

  • Title: The Mosques of Egypt
  • Author: Bernard O'Kane
  • ISBN: 9789774167324
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Less than ten years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the new religion of Islam arrived in Egypt with the army of Amr ibn al As in AD 641 Amr immediately established his capital at al Fustat, just south of modern Cairo, and there he built Africa s first mosque, one still in regular use today Since then, governors, caliphs, sultans, amirs, beys, pashas, among otherLess than ten years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the new religion of Islam arrived in Egypt with the army of Amr ibn al As in AD 641 Amr immediately established his capital at al Fustat, just south of modern Cairo, and there he built Africa s first mosque, one still in regular use today Since then, governors, caliphs, sultans, amirs, beys, pashas, among others, have built mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums throughout Egypt in a changing sequence of Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk, Ottoman, and modern styles.In this fully color illustrated, large format volume, a leading historian of Islamic art and culture celebrates the great variety of Egypt s mosques and related religious buildings, from the early congregational mosques, through the medieval mausoleum madrasas, to the neighborhood mosques of the Ottoman and modern periods With outstanding architectural photography and authoritative descriptive texts, this book will be valued as the finest on the subject by scholars and general readers alike.Covers than 80 of the country s most historic mosques, with than 300 color photographs, in 400 pages.

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