|Author||: Doris Behrens-Abouseif|
|Publisher||: Brill Academic Pub|
|Total Pages||: 311|
|ISBN 10||: UOM:39015032714175|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
The relationship between the Ottoman ruling establishment, the local religious groups and the military aristocracy is discussed in the first part of the volume. Waqf documents are a major source for this study which, in the second part, analyzes and compares the endowments of the Ottoman governors and those of the military aristocracy and their respective impact on the urban development and architecture of Cairo in this period. The architecture is documented with 70 photographs and figures.