Free e-books

Islamic History through Coins
An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage

By Jere L. Bacharach

A revised and expanded digital edition of the classic investigation of what historians can learn through the study of coins.

Click here for the free PDF.

For the hardbound edition, click here.

Islamic Cairo

These handy guides in Arabic and English for sixteen Islamic monuments in the Bab Zuwayla and Darb al-Ahmar area are made freely available courtesy of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), 2014.

The following organizations support the preservation of monuments in these areas: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, ARCE, Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs, USAID, and World Monuments Fund.

Click here to download the free PDF of A Concise Guide to the Islamic Monuments of the Two Areas of Bab Zuwayla and al-Darb al-Ahmar, Cairo, in Arabic.