Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2007

288 Pages | 98 b/w illustra

6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774160097

Bookseller Code (06)


An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Charles Le Quesne

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated with over 100 maps, drawings, and photographs, this groundbreaking study examines a key example of Ottoman-era material culture in Egypt. With contributions from seven historians and archaeologists, Quseir traces the development and history of an important Ottoman fortress, built near an abandoned medieval port. Its establishment was part of a constant struggle by the Ottoman state to maintain control of the desert and the routes across it.


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