THE MINARETS OF CAIRO
Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Period

DORIS BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF
Contribution by NICHOLAS WARNER
448pp 300 ILLUS (220 COLOUR) 2010 LIST PRICE: £52.00 A983

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This remarkable work combines architectural history, cultural history, religious history and ethnography to explain the unique importance of the minarets of pre-Ottoman Cairo. It is lucidly written and, although addressed to specialists, will appeal to the non-specialist reader. Since quite a few minarets have disappeared in the past century, the book’s use of archival photographs to document them makes it particularly valuable. These are supplemented by drawings of each minaret, which are historic documents in themselves, for they clearly indicate restorations to the original fabric. It is beautiful book, displaying to full effect Cairo's most impressive monuments.