The Northern Cemetery of Cairo

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Mazda Publishers, 2001 - Architecture - 107 pages
"The Mamluks, unlike the preceding dynasties ruling Egypt, failed to develop a new significant urban settlement in their domains. Instead they primarily extended and consolidated some of the existing cities. The establishment of the Northern Cemetery reflects a shift in the Mamluk's policy. This area was used for military training and as a parade ground, reflecting the military spirit of the formative years of the young state. Urbanization of the area started with the relaxation of the military spirit during the third reign of al-Nasir Muhammad and proceeded slowly during the ensuing period of internal struggle after his death."--Jacket.

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Topographical Study
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CHAPTER 3
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CHAPTER 5
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