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Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Doris Behrens-Abouseif is the Nasser D Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS). She is widely acknowledged as the preeminent scholar on the architecture of Cairo, and a leading specialist on the art and archaeology of Turkey, Iran and the Near East. She previously taught at the American University in Cairo, Harvard University, and the universities of Freiburg and Munich in Germany. She has written a number of books on Islamic art and architecture in both English and German including Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of Architecture and its Culture (I.B.Tauris), and Islamic Architecture in Cairo: An Introduction

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The Minarets of Cairo
Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the end of the Ottoman Period

I.B. Tauris
Minarets have defined Cairo’s skyline since its early history: they are one of the most characteristic features of Islamic architecture. In Egypt, where...
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Cairo of the Mamluks
A History of Architecture and its Culture

I.B. Tauris
The Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun described Cairo under the Mamluks as "a city beyond imagination". The Mamluk sultans originated as a...
Doris Behrens-Abouseif

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