Al-Mawa’iz Wal-I’Tibar Fi Dhikr Al-Khitat Wal-Athar. SEVEN VOLUMES + MAP FOLDER, COMPLETE SET.
Al-Maqrizi, Taqiyy al-Din Ahmad b. Ali b. Abd al-Qadir.
Book ID: 7970
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Taqiyy al-Din Ahmad b. Ali b. Abd al-Qadir Al-Maqrizi (766-845 A.H. / 1365-1442 A.D.)
This new edition has an exceptional separate volume, entitled “Al-Maqrizi and His Book Al-Mawa’iz Wal-I’Tibar Fi Dhikr Al-Khitat Wal-Athar “, that serves as an introduction to the whole set. This work is considered one of the most important reference works on the history and geography of Egypt. It provides a compressive overview on the history of Egypt, as well as the establishment and development of Cairo from the time of the Islamic conquests of Egypt to the fifteenth century A.D. (ninth century A.H.). The work also presents the reader with detailed descriptions of the various landmarks, such as the palaces, mosques, schools, narrow routes, districts, projects, temples, public baths (ĥammams), fields, khans (carvansarays), markets, agencies and convoys stations that existed in Fustat and Cairo over nine centuries. The importance of this book lies also in the fact that its manuscript has been hand written by the author himself.