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- DescriptionMuhammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1848, commemorated his son Tusun, who died of plague in 1816, with a sabil (a public cistem and water dispenser) of an architectural and decorative style new to Egypt. This guide to the spectacular sabil explains why and how it was constructed, how it was used, and how it changed over time.
- Author BiographyAgnieszka Dobrowolska is a conservation architect who has worked on many archaeological and conservation sites in Egypt, and directed a number of architectural conservation projects in Historic Cairo for the American Research Center in Egypt. Among these, the conservation of the Sabil of Muhammad 'Ali Pasha kept her busy for six years. Khaled Fahmy is associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. He is the author of All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, his army and the making of modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2002), as well as numerous studies on the social and cultural history of nineteenth-century Egypt.
- Author(s)Agnieszka Dobrowolska,Khaled Fahmy
- PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press
- Date of Publication31/01/2005
- Language(s)English & Spanish
- GenreBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationCairo
- Country of PublicationEgypt
- ImprintThe American University in Cairo Press
- Content Note130 illustrations, 93 colour illustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine6 mm
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