Islamic Monuments in Cairo by Caroline Williams
The Practical Guide; New Revised Edition

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Cairo's Islamic monuments are part of an uninterrupted tradition that spans over a thousand years of building activity. No other Islamic city can equal Cairo's spectacular heritage, nor trace its historical and architectural development with such clarity. The discovery of this historic core, first visually by nineteenth-century western artists then intellectually by twentieth-century Islamic art specialists, now awaits the delight of the general visitor.
This new, fully revised edition of a popular and handy guide continues to walk the visitor around two hundred of the city's most interesting Islamic monuments. It also keeps pace with recent restoration initiatives and newly opened monuments such as the Amir Taz Palace and the Sitt Wasila House.

"This book ought to be in the luggage of every visitor to Cairo. Furthermore, once home, lovers and students of Cairo's architecture will find it a convenient and accurate quick reference as well as a cherished souvenir of many profitable and enjoyable rambles among the monuments of Cairo."
-Jonathan M. Bloom, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt

"Any visitor to Cairo who wants to see the monuments should not be without it."
-Bernard O'Kane

"Anyone interested in knowing more about Cairo's Islamic architecture should pick up the excellent Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide."
-Lonely Planet: Cairo, 1998
 

About Caroline Williams

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A successful career woman, a mother and wife but after seventeen years of marriage, found herself faced with family obstacles far too great for her to handle alone. Though being brought up in church, she did not know Jesus or the power of His Word. After a personal encounter, The Holy Spirit revealed Himself to her with the revelation of family salvation like she had never heard of before. He revealed to her how to bring her entire house into the family of God. In the last 20 years of ministry, she has witnessed a hopelessness and deafening cry from Christians and non Christians alike to God on behalf of their loved ones. The purpose of this book is to reveal to all people, the same revelation that God gave to her so that millions of families all over this earth might be saved. My mission is to positively affect the harvest of souls before the return of the Lord. Be encouraged, it's never too late TO SAVE A HOUSE.
 
Published October 1, 2008 by The American University in Cairo Press. 316 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction
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