Tahtawi was commissioned by the Wali (governor) Mohamed Ali to set up a museum for Egyptian antiquities under his supervision, which was to be located in the Ezbakiah Garden in downtown Cairo. Once the museu...

In: Brill's New Pauly Online

obtained remains understudied. Recent scholarship on book ownership in Damascus and Cairo, illustrates that books were a relatively common material fixture of Mamluk and Ottoman society. 2 Furthermore, the religious foundations of these and other cities also had extensive collections. To fill these

In: Eurasian Studies
Author: Tessa Farmer

practices. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research in Ezbet Khairallah (or Ezba), a large informal settlement 10 to the south of downtown Cairo from fall 2009 to early 2011, and a brief informal visit in 2016, this article examines two discursive structures that speak past each other about how and

In: Middle East Law and Governance