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Ibn Tulun

His Lost City and Great Mosque

Ibn Tulun( )
Author: Swelim, Tarek
Publication Date:Dec 2015
Publisher:American University in Cairo Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.95
Book Description:

Ibn Tulun (835-84), the son of a Turkic slave, became the founder of the first independent state in Egypt since antiquity, and builder of Egypt's short-lived third capital of the Islamic era, al-Qata'i' and its great congregational mosque. After recounting the story of Ibn Tulun and his successors, architectural historian Tarek Swelim presents a topographic survey of al-Qata'i', a city lost since its complete destruction in 905. He then provides a detailed architectural analysis of the...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / History / Ancient & Classical
Architecture / Buildings / Religious
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.6 x 7.9 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:3.164 Pounds

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