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dc.contributor.advisor O'Kane, Bernard Marei, Laila Kamal 2013-01-10T09:10:16Z 2013-01-10T16:00:06Z 2013 Winter 2013-01-10
dc.description.abstract Mamluk Architecture was renowned for its grandeur. It had characteristic features that distinguished it from other styles and added to its unquestioned beauty. Cairo saw a revival of the Mamluk style in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century at the hands of renowned European architects such as Antoine Lasciac and Mario Rossi, in addition to European-educated Egyptian architectures, most notably Mustafa Fahmi. During the reign of Khedive Ismaâ il, Egypt witnessed a strong wave of European-influenced buildings, at the same time that the Mamluk style was being revived. The revived style was used in many buildings, not only religious ones. Domestic buildings were erected in that style for both foreign and Egyptian clients. The historical context in which the revival phase took place is a very important factor because it enables us to posit the reasons behind its revival. The aim of this thesis is to argue that the neo-Mamluk style was the chosen style of Egyptian nationalism. Out of the many architectural styles that led up to it, it became prominent and persistent even in cases where more than one of these styles were fused. To support this argument I will try to answer previously raised questions concerning this revival and address earlier scholarly arguments concerning this period. The second part of the thesis will deal with evolving examples from the late 19th century to our present day to support the hypothesis that the Mamluk style was the chosen style of Egyptian nationalism. en
dc.format.extent 136 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Architecture, Mamluke en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Mameluke -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Islamic architecture -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Mosques -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Tombs -- Egypt.
dc.title Revival of Mamluk architecture in the 19th & 20th centuries en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Islamic Art and Architecture en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kenney, Ellen
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bacharach, Jere

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