Espaces, Pouvoirs et Ideologies de l'Egypte Medievale (Variorum Collected Studies CS251)

Espaces, Pouvoirs et Ideologies de l'Egypte Medievale (Variorum Collected Studies CS251)

By: Jean-Claude Garcin (author)Hardback

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The first articles in this collection investigate patterns of settlement and communication in medieval Egypt, looking in particular at the growth, the planning and the buildings of Cairo and its precursors as capital of Egypt, and comparing this with the situation in the provinces. From this basis Jean-Claude Garcin constructs a periodisation which he suggests may serve as an index for the development of Egypt as a whole. The articles in the second part concentrate on the Mamluk period of Egyptian history and on the contrasting attitudes of the military class, the 'ulama and those of the mystics. They have as their main theme the exercise of power, the use of force and the social, cultural and religious reactions that this evoked, and reveal the continuing strength of the cultural attitudes of the past during this period.

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Jean-Claude Garcin

Contents

Contents: Avant-propos; Le Caire et la province: constructions au Caire et A Qus sous les Mamelukes Bahrides; Jean-Leon l'Africain et 'Aydhab; Pour un recours A l'histoire de l'espace vecu; Habitat medieval et histoire urbaine A Fustat et au Caire; Toponymie et topographie; Histoire, opposition politique et pietisme traditionaliste dans Suyuti; Deux saints populaires du Caire au debut du XVIe s.; Histoire et hagiographie de l'Egypte musulmane; Le sultan et Pharaon; Notes sur les rapports entre bedouins et fellahs; Aux sources d'une ideologie: la force empruntee de l'Islam (trafic d'hommes et mentalites en Mediterranee); Indexes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/1987
  • ISBN13: 9780860781998
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 334
  • ID: 9780860781998
  • weight: 613
  • ISBN10: 0860781992

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