Living in Historic Cairo: Past and Present in an Islamic City

Dr Farhad Daftary
Professor Azim Nanji
Professor Elizabeth Fernea

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The city of Cairo was in founded in 358 AH/ 969 CE as the new royal capital of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi’i dynasty that ruled over a flourishing empire for 262 years until its demise in 567 AH/ 1171 CE. Subsequently, Cairo maintained its status as a major metropolis under the Ayyubids and the Mamluks, who established their own states over extensive parts of the Muslim world.

via The Institute of Ismaili Studies – Living in Historic Cairo: Past and Present in an Islamic City.

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