Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 April 2013

250 Pages | 250 color illustrations

10x12 inches

ISBN: 9789774164590

Bookseller Code (02)

The History and Religious Heritage of Old Cairo

Its Fortress, Churches, Synagogue, and Mosque

Edited by Carolyn Ludwig and Morris Jackson
Photographs by Sherif Sonbol

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

A celebration of the history of religious life in the early Egyptian capital, in text and pictures.
In this lavishly illustrated celebration of a very special place, renowned photographer Sherif Sonbol's remarkable images of the fortress, churches, synagogue, and mosque illuminate the living fabric of the ancient and medieval stones, while Gawdat Gabra describes the history of Old Cairo from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to the founding of the first Muslim city of al-Fustat.