History
English edition  
Sep  2016
186 pp.
e-book
14.5X22.5 cm
ISBN 9781617977411
For sale worldwide

Al-Fustat

Its Foundation and Early Urban Development Wladyslaw B. Kubiak

Free online facsimile edition of the classic account of one of Egypt's most important archaeological urban sites

Al-Fustat, the original Arab capital of Egypt, was founded in A.D. 642 (A.H.21) around the Roman–Byzantine fortified town of Babylon in what is now Old Cairo. Early records and modern archaeological excavations of the site of al-Fustat have been of great interest to scholars investigating the life and development of medieval Arab cities as well as to those studying the organization and growth of early Arab Egypt. In this comprehensive study, first published by the AUC Press in 1987, Dr. Kubiak synthesizes the evidence from both medieval documentary and narrative sources and twentieth century archaeology to present a detailed history of al-Fustat. In it he traces and examines the geography of the site; the pre-Islamic settlements; the foundation and early development of the city and its demographic and territorial evolution; and the topography of the city and its architecture.

Bookmark and Share

Wladyslaw B. Kubiak earned his PhD in Islamic history at the University of Krakow. He was associate director of the Warsaw University Center for Mediterranean Studies in Cairo and director of the Institute of Developing Countries at Warsaw University. He excavated at Kom al-Dikka in Alexandria, at Faras in Nubia, and at al-Fustat in Cairo.

Book Links, News, & Reviews

Customer Reviews

No available reviews

Write your own review ›

Customer Reviews

Click here to be the first one to post a review (only registered customers can review)
HomeFAQsPurchasing PoliciesAUCSite FeedbackSite MapSite Credits
Copyright © 2014 AUC Press, All Rights Reserved.