The Fatimid Architecture In Cairo by Abdullah Kamel Mosa Abdu
THE FATIMID ARCHITECTURE IN CAIRO
The purpose of this book is to give the reader a fairly comprehensive picture of Fatimid architecture in Egypt.
The Fatimids established themselves as an independent dynasty in Egypt, founding the city of Cairo (Al-Qahirah) in A. H. 358/A. D. 969.
Advancing to Egypt from North Africa, they brought with them the artistic traditions which had roots all over the Islamic world, from Iraq in the East to Marrakesh in the west.
In Today’s Cairo, many buildings testify to the variety and richness of that tradition’ and this book is designed to give a chronological account of it.
It deals in the three chapters with religious mausoleums, and military buildings respectively.
The illustrations will help the reader to grasp the magnificence of this rich tradition.