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Published: 29 June 2020

208 Pages | 104 illustrations, 50 in color


ISBN: 9780190873202

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Tree of Pearls

The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr

D. Fairchild Ruggles

  • Provides insight into the life of a singular woman who rose from slavery to become sultan of Egypt in the 13th century
  • Reconsiders gender and modes of power and authority throughout history
  • Examines a key period of transition from Ayyubid to Mamluk rule in the eastern Mediterranean
  • Enables insightful comparisons between ancient buildings through previously unpublished photographs

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