Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

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, Egypt

A. The eponym of Egypt

B. The early Islamic settlements developing out of the armed camps and the metropolises of the conquered provinces

C. The land of Egypt: the name in early Islamic times

1. Miṣr as the capital of Egypt: the name in early Islamic times

2. The historical development of the capital of Egypt

i. The first three centuries, [see al-fusṭāṭ ] ii. The Nile banks, the island of Rawḍa and the adjacent settlement of D̲j̲īza (Gīza) iii. The Fāṭimid city, Miṣr al-Ḳāhira, and the development of Cairo till the end of the 18th century iv. The Citadel and post-Fāṭimid Cairo v. Monuments,…

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Wensinck, A.J., Bosworth, C.E., Becker, C.H., Christides, V., Kennedy, H., Halm, H., Haarmann, U., Holt, P.M. and Steppat, F., “Miṣr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0755>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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