Browsing American University in Cairo Scholarly Communications by Discipline "Arabic and Islamic Civilizations"

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  • Abbas, Hidaya Monir (2014-05-30)
    The Hijaz is the birthplace of Islam. Its spirit was reflected in its arts and traditions. Its religious importance transformed it into a cultural hub where unity and diversity were celebrated in many aspects of life. ...
  • Asfour, Walid Mohamed (2012-07-19)
    This thesis examines some of the early Coptic perceptions of the Muslim conquest of Egypt that were mentioned in The Chronicle of John of Nikiu, written in the seventh century. It also compares it with the narratives in ...
  • Abou-Taleb, Amira Naim (2013-01-10)
    This study examines the impact of Ibn Saʽdâ s (d. 230/845) historical context on his portrayal of the women of the Prohetic household in Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kubra (KTK). The KTK stands as the oldest, extant version of ...
  • van Riel, Jason (2012-05-28)
    This thesis deals with the trans-Saharan commercial links between the Maghreb and BilÄ d al-SÅ«dÄ n from the 1st till 5th century AH, and the role the IbÄ á¸ Ä« community played in establishing these links. IbÄ á¸ Ä« ...
  • Youssef, Hebatallah (2012-09-30)
    Man as a being has always been concerned with seeing the unseen; each individual who ventures upon this search has a different trajectory. This research studies the path which seems to unite different travelers who seek ...
  • Hathaway, Kendra (2012-09-19)
    This thesis analyzes Abu Jaâ far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabariâ s chronicle (d. 923) History of Prophets and Kings using a gender perspective. It focuses on al-Tabariâ s representation of women during the Madina period, ...