The Medieval Nile

Nile River; navigation; history.

Author: John P. Cooper

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774166140

Category: History

Page: 421

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Nile River; navigation; history.

The Medieval Mediterranean City

Nile's floods in the Mamluk era see Huda Lutfi, “Coptic festivals of the Nile,” and for a more general discussion of the Nile in the medieval period see John Cooper, The Medieval Nile (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). 41.

Author: Felicity Ratté

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476639093

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

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This book is a study of architecture and urban design across the Mediterranean Sea from the 12th to the 14th Century, a time when there was no single, hegemonic power dominating the area. The focus of the study--four cities on the Italian peninsula, and four in Syria and Egypt--is the interconnectedness of the design and use of urban structures, streets and open space. Each chapter offers an historical analysis of the buildings and spaces used for trade, education, political display and public action. The work includes historical and social analyses of the mercantile, social, political and educational cultures of the eight cities, highlighting similarities and differences between Christian and Islamic practices. Sixteen new maps drawn specifically for this book are based on the writings of medieval travelers.

Fustat on the Nile

The book discusses Jewish leadership in Egypt and Palestine during the eleventh century.

Author: Elinoar Bareket

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004114394

Category: History

Page: 295

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The book discusses Jewish leadership in Egypt and Palestine during the eleventh century. The struggles for power between the leaders of the local communities and the traditional centers of Jewish authority, all brought to light by documents from the Cairo Geniza.

The Religious Nile

366–84. Cooke, M. C., 'Bari rain cults', Sudan Notes and Records XXII/II (1939), pp. 181–6. Cooper, J. P., The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt (Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2014).

Author: Terje Oestigaard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838609641

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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The Nile is arguably the most famous river in the world. For millennia, the search for its source defeated emperors and explorers. Yet the search for its source also contained a religious quest - a search for the origin of its divine and life-giving waters. Terje Oestigaard reveals how the beliefs associated with the river have played a key role in the cultural development and make-up of the societies and civilizations associated with it. Drawing upon his personal experience and fieldwork in Africa, including details of rites and ceremonies now fast disappearing, the author brings out in rich detail the religious and spiritual meanings attached to the life-giving waters by those whose lives are so bound to the river. Part religious quest, part exploration narrative, the author shows how this mighty river is a powerful source for a greater understanding of human nature, society and religion.

Archaeological Investigations of the Maldives in the Medieval Islamic Period

The medieval Nile: Route, navigation, and landscape in Islamic Egypt. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press. Crowther, A., Faulkner, P., Prendergast, M.E., intana Morales, E.M., Horton, M., Wilmsen, E., Kotarba-Morley, A.M., ...

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000521535

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This book presents pioneering research on the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives in the medieval period. Primarily archaeological, the book has an interdisciplinary slant, examining the material culture, history, and environment of the islands. Featuring contributions by leading archaeologists and material culture researchers, the book is the first systematic archaeological monograph devoted to the Maldives. Offering an archaeological account of this island-nation from the beginnings of the Islamic period, it complements and nuances the picture presented by external historical data, which identify the Maldives as a key player in global networks. The book describes excavations and surveys at a medieval site on the island of Kinolhas. It offers a comprehensive analysis of finds of pottery, glass, and cowries, relating them to regional assemblages to add valuable new data to an under-researched field. The artefacts suggest links with India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Arabia, central Asia, southeast Asia, and China, offering tangible evidence of wider connections. The research also evidences diet, crafts, and funerary practices. The rigorous presentation of the primary material is framed by chapters setting the context, conceptual approaches, and historical interpretation, placing the Maldives within broader dynamics of Islamic and Indian Ocean history and opening the research results to a wide readership. The book is aimed at students and researchers interested in the archaeology and history of the Indian Ocean, Islamic studies, island and coastal communities, maritime networks, and the medieval period, with special relevance for the ‘Global Middle Ages’. It will appeal to art historians, archaeologists, museologists, and heritage and material culture studies researchers with related interests.

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

1 Al-Mas'udi, quoted in al-Maqrizi, in J. P. Cooper, The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation and Landscape in Islamic Egypt (Cairo, 2014), p. 107. 2 See above, p. 65. 3 Sanders, Ritual, Politics and the City in Fatimid Cairo, pp. 104–19.

Author: Jonathan Phillips

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448129683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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'Superbly researched and enormously entertaining... One of the outstanding books of the year' The Times An epic story of empire-building and bloody conflict, this ground-breaking biography of one of history’s most venerated military and religious heroes opens a window on the Islamic and Christian worlds’ complex relationship. WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE When Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, returning the Holy City to Islamic rule, he sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe and the Muslim Near East that reverberate today. It was the culmination of a supremely exciting life. Born into a significant Kurdish family in northern Iraq, this warrior and diplomat fought under the banner of jihad, but at the same time worked tirelessly to build an empire that stretched from North Africa to Western Iraq. Gathering together a turbulent coalition, he was able to capture Jerusalem, only to trigger the Third Crusade and face his greatest adversary, King Richard the Lionheart. Drawing on a rich blend of Arabic and European sources, this is a comprehensive account of both the man and the legend to which he gave birth, describing vividly the relentless action of his life and tracing its aftermath through culture and politics all the way to the present day. 'An authoritative and brilliantly told account of the life of one of the world's greatest – and most famous – military leaders' Peter Frankopan

Handbook to Life in the Medieval World 3 Volume Set

FLOODING OF THE NILE, WAFA AL-NIL The flooding of the Nile was also a holiday called Wafa al-Nil. Celebrated in ancient Egypt, the flooding of the Nile River led to fertility of the land and abundance of crops and wealth.

Author: Madeleine Pelner Cosman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109077


Page: 987

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Capturing the essence of life in great civilizations of the past, each volume in the

Medieval Islamic Civilization

In 641 CE, soon after the conquest of Egypt, the Arabs established a new garrison city known as al-Fustat next to the old Roman city of Babylon at the southern tip of the Nile Delta. The new settlement resembled other early Islamic ...

Author: Josef W. Meri

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966900

Category: History

Page: 933

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Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit

Contest for Egypt The Collapse of the Fatimid Caliphate the Ebb of Crusader Influence and the Rise of Saladin

Cooper, John P. “'Fear God; Fear the Bogaze': The Nile Mouths and the Navigational Landscape of the Medieval Nile Delta, Egypt.” Al-Masāq 24.1 (2012), pp. 53–73. Cooper, John P. The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in ...

Author: Michael S. Fulton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004516250

Category: History

Page: 216

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In the late twelfth century, Catholic crusaders, Sunni Turks and Kurds, and the eclectic armies of Fatimid Egypt repeatedly clashed along the Nile. The result of this conflict would fundamentally alter the balance of power in the Middle East.