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Quesir : An Ottoman And Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt (Hardcover)

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This volume presents the results of recent archaeological and historical studies of the Ottoman fort of Quseir, which was Upper Egypt's only direct outlet to the Red Sea at that time. Illustrated with over 100 maps, drawings, and photos, this groundbreaking study examines a key example of Ottoman-era material culture in Egypt--a topic largely overlooked by archaeologists. With contributions from seven historians and archaeologists, Quseir traces the development and history of an important Ottoman fortress, built near an abandoned medieval port. Its establishment was part of a constant struggle by the Ottoman state to


Publisher American University in Cairo Press
Mfg Part# 9789774160097
SKU 202818438
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 9774160096
Release Date 10/1/2007
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