Discover the contributions the Fatimids made to the architectural history of Egypt — from the major masterpieces of Cairo, including the Al-Azhar, al-Hakim and al-Aqmar mosques, to lesser-known monuments such as the mausoleum complex in Aswan and the Friday Mosque of Qus.
Bernard O’Kane is Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo, where he has been teaching since 1980. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley.
He is the author of Timurid Architecture in Khurasan (1987); Studies in Persian Art and Architecture (1995); Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late Fourteenth Century (2003); The World of Islamic Art (2007); The Appearance of Persian on Islamic Art (2009); The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo (2012); and The Mosques of Egypt (2016).
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