Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2015

322 Pages | 120 illust., including color photos, computer drawings, archival prints

7.5 x 9.5 inches

ISBN: 9789774166914

Bookseller Code (1A)

Ibn Tulun

His Lost City and Great Mosque

Tarek Swelim

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • Combines the story of Ibn Tulun with detailed architectural analysis of his great mosque, now the oldest surviving in Africa.
  • The author uses written sources to reconstruct the topography of Ibn Tulun's capital, a city lost since its complete destruction by his enemies in 905.
  • Fully illustrated with rare archival images, early and modern photographs, 3D computer renderings, plans, drawings, and maps.