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Architecture of Cairo
- Section of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology course on the Architecture of Cairo dealing with the Fatimid contribution.
The Art of the Fatimid Period (969-1171 A.D.)
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, presents an online exhibition of art and architecture from the Fatimids, whose opulence fuelled a Renaissance in Cairo.
Building Styles of the Fatimids
- A library of photographs of examples of buildings from the Fatimid period in Egypt and Libya.
- Article about the Shi'a dynasty that ruled over parts of the Maghreb, Egypt, and the Levant from 909 to 1171. [From Wikipedia]
The Fatimid Period
- An account of Egypt in the Fatimid Period, focussing on the development of Cairo (Al Kahira). Includes a list of rulers.
- An account from Encyclopedia of the Orient of the rise of the Shia Fatimids, and their struggle to replace the Sunni Abbasid Caliphate, until they were replaced by the Ayyubids.
State and Society in Fatimid Egypt
- Chapter 4 of a book by Yacov Lev about social aspects of Fatimid rule in Egypt. From the Internet Islamic History Sourcebook.
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