Bibliography of cities, settlements, and building activities

All the bibliographies and lists are works in progress. Feel free to send suggestions and/or remarks to foi@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

1. General

  • ‘Athāmina K., “Arab Settlement during the Umayyad Caliphate”, JSAI 8 (1986), 185-207.

  • Bennison A.K., Gascoigne. A.L., eds, Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: the Urban Impact of State, Society and Religion, SOAS/RoutledgeCurzon Studies on the Middle East Series 6, London, 2007.

  • Creswell K. A. C., Muslim Architecture of Egypt, Oxford, 1952.

  • Gascoigne A.L., The impact of the Arab conquest on late roman settlement in Egypt, PhD dissertation, Cambridge, 2002.

  • Hug G., L’habitat rural en Egypte, Cairo, 1930.

  • Huzayyin S. A., “The spread of the Arabs and of Islam: its relation to climatic changes and other factors”, BIE 62/3 (1986), 1-21.

  • Jones A. H. M., The Cities of the Eastern Roman Provinces, Oxford, 19712.

  • Spencer A.J., Brick Architecture in Egypt, Warminster, 1979.

  • Timm S., Das christliche-koptische Ägypten in arabischer Zeit. Beihefte Tübinger Atlas

  • des Vorderen Orients, Reihe B Nr. 41/1-41/6. Wiesbaden, 1984-1992.

  • Van-Staëvel J.P., “Débats autour de la “ville musulmane », Evolution des paysages urbains et de l’économie”, in Bianquis T., Guichard P. ed., Les débuts du monde musulmans VIIème-Xème siècle de Muhammad aux dynasties autonomes, Paris, 2001, 531-546.

  • The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H (641) to 1365 H (1946), ed. Egyptian Ministry of Waqfs, London, 19922.

2. Al-Fusṭāṭ and Babylon

  • Abbate, W., “Esquisse historique sur Babylon et Fostat”, BIE (3rd serie) 1 (1890), 5-18.

  • Bahğat A, Gabriel A., Fouilles d’al-Fousṭâṭ, Paris, 1921.

  • Butler A. J., Babylon of Egypt: A Study in the History of Old Cairo, Oxford, 1914.

  • Creswell K.A.C., “La mosque de ‘Amru”, BIFAO 32 (1932), 121-166.

  • Cortegiani J-P., “Le site : des origines à l’arrivée des Arabes”, in Raymond A. dir., Le Caire, Paris, 2000, 15-55.

  • Denoix S., “Founded Cities in the Arab World. From the 7th to the 11th Centuries”, in Jayyushi S., Holod R., Petruccioli A., Raymond A. ed., The City in Islamic World, Leiden, 2008, 115-139.

  • Gayraud R.P., Björnesjö S., Denoix S., “Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat) 1985. Rapport de fouilles”, AnIsl 22 (1986), 1-26.

  • Gayraud R.P., Björnesjö S., Denoix S., Tuchscherer M., “Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat) 1986. Rapport de fouilles”, AnIsl 23 (1987), 55-71.

  • Gayraud R.P., Björnesjö S., Muller-Woulkoff J.M., Miguet V., Roche V., Saillard M., “Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat), 1987-1989. Rapport de fouilles”, AnIsl 25 (1991), 57-87.

  • Gayraud R.P., Peixoto X., “ Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat) 1990. Rapport de fouilles”, 27 (1993), 225-232.

  • Gayraud R.P., Björnesjö S.,Speiser P., “Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat) 1992. Rapport de fouilles.28”, AnIsl 28 (1994) 1-27.

  • Gayraud R.P., Björnesjö S., Gallo P., Mouton J.M., Paris F., “Isṭabl ʿAntar (Fostat) 1994. Rapport de fouilles”, AnIsl 29 (1995), 1-24.

  • Gayraud R.P., “Fostat : évolution d’une capitale arabe du VIIe au XIIe siècle d’après les

  • fouilles d’Istabl ‘Antar”, in id. ed., Colloque International d’Archéologie Islamique, Cairo, 1998, 435-460.

  • Grossmann P., Le Quesne C., Sheehan, P., “Zur Römischen Festung von Babylon, AltKairo”, Archäologischer Anzeiger 2 (1994), 271-87.

  • Herz M., “Babylon und Qasr es-Sam”, Der Islam 8 (1918), 1-14.

  • Kubiak W., al-Fustāt, its Foundation and Early Urban Development, Cairo, 1987.

  • Loukianoff E., “La forteresse romaine du Vieux Caire”,  BIE 33 (1952), 285-93.

  • Monneret de Villard U., “Ricerche sulla topographia di Qasr es-dam”, BSRGE 12 (1923), 205-32 ; BSRGE 13 (1924): 73-94.

  • Scanlon G. T., “The Fustat mounds: a shard count 1968”, Archaeology 24 (1971), 220-33.

  • Scanlon G.T., “Fustat archeological reconsiderations”, in Colloque international sur l’histoire du Caire 27 Mars -5 Avril 1969, Cairo, 1972, 415-422.

  • Scanlon G.T., “The pits of Fustat: problems of chronology”, JEA 60 (1974), 60-78.

  • Scanlon G.T., “Fustat expedition: preliminary report, 1972, part 1”, JARCE 18 (1981), 57-84.

  • Scanlon G.T., “al-Fusṭāṭ: the riddle of the earliest settlement”, in King G.R.D., Cameron A. ed., The Byzantine and Early Islamic Near East II: Land Use and Settlement Patterns, Princeton, 1995, 171-179.

  • Sheehan P., “The Roman fortress of Babylon in Old Cairo”, in Bailey D. ed. Archaeological Research in Roman Egypt. Ann Arbor, 1996, 95-97.

  • Sheehan P., Babylon of Egypt, The archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City, Cairo, 2010.

  • Whitcomb D., “An Umayyad Legacy for the Early Islamic City: Fustạ̄t and the Experience of Egypt”, in Borrut A., Cobb P., Umayyad legacies, Medieval memories from Syria to Spain, Leiden, 2010, 403-416.

3. Tinnīs

  • Gascoigne A.L., “The medieval city of Tinnis’’, Egyptian Archaeology 22 (2003), 25–27.

  • Lev Y. “Tinnis: an industrial medieval town”, in Barrucand  M. ed., L'Egypte Fatimide: son art et son histoire, Paris, 1999, 83-96.

  • Munier H., “Vestiges chrétiens à Tinnis”, ASAE 18 (1917), 72-4.

  • Patricolo A., “Rapport sur les anciennes citernes de Tell Tinnis dans le Lac Menzaleh”, Comité de Conservation des Monuments et de 1'Art Arabe Fasc. 17 (1911), 62-68.

4. Umm al-Burīgāt/Tebtynis

  • Gayraud R.P., “Tebtynis : quelques notes sur le site islamique”,  in Decobert C. dir., Itinéraires d'Égypte : Mélanges offerts au père Maurice Martin, BEC 107, Cairo, 1992, 31-44.

  • Rousset M-O, Marchand S., Laisney D., Robert S., “Tebtynis 1998. Travaux dans le secteur nord”, AnIsl 33 (1999), 185-262.

  • Rousset M-O, Marchand S., Foy D., “Secteur nord de Tebtynis (Fayyoum). Mission de 2000”, AnIsl. 35 (2001), 409-489.

5. Al-Ašmūnayn

  • Bailey D.M., Excavations at El-Ashmunein IV, Hermopolis Magna, Buildings of the Roman period, London, 1991.

  • Roeder G. & al, “Bericht über die Ausgrabungen der Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition, 1935”, MDAIK 7 (1937), 1-56.

  • Roeder G., Hermupolis 1929-1939, Hildesheim, 1959.

  • Spencer A.J., Excavations at el Ashmunein 3: the Town, London, 1993.

  • Spencer A. J., Bailey D.M., Burnett A., Ashmunein (1982), British Museum Occasional Paper 46, London, 1983.

6. Edfou

  • Alliot, M. Rapport sur les fouilles de Tell Edfou, 1932, FIFAO 9, Part 2, Cairo, 1933.

  • Alliot, M. Rapport sur les fouilles de Tell Edfou, 1933, FIFAO 10, Part 2, Cairo, 1935.

  • Barsanti A.,“Rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Edfou en 1902-1905 (réparations et consolidations)”, ASAE 7(1904), 97-109.

  • Bruyere B. & al, Tell Edfou 1937, Cairo, 1937.

  • Gascoigne A.L., “Dislocation and Continuity in Early Islamic Provincial Urban Centres: the Example of Tell Edfu’’, MDAIK 61 (2005), 153-89.

  • Gueraud O., Rapport sur les fouilles de Tell Edfou, 1928, Cairo, 1929.

  • Henne H., Rapport sur les fouilles de Tell Edfou (1921-1922), Cairo, 1924.

  • Henne H., Rapport sur les fouilles de Tell Edfou (1923 et 1924), Cairo, 1925.

  • Michalowski K. & al, Tell Edfou, 1938, Cairo, 1938.

  • Michalowski K. & al., Tell Edfou, 1939, Cairo, 1950.

  • Tell Edfou: soixante ans après (1996), Actes du Colloque Franco-Polonais, Le Caire 15 Octobre 1996, Fouilles Franco-Polonaises 4, Cairo, 1999.

7. Other settlements

  • ‘Abd al-Maqsoud, M., “Preliminary report on the excavations at Tell el-Farama (Pelusium): first two seasons (1983/4 and 1984/5)”, ASAE 70 (1985), 3-8.

  • Björnesjö S., “La Moyenne-Egypte: Exemple d’une approche archéologique dans une province égyptienne”, in Gayraud R.P., ed., Colloque international d’archéologie islamique, Le Caire 3-7 février 1993, TAEI 36, Cairo, 1998, 291-298.

  • Gascoigne A.L., Rose P.J., “Fortification, settlement and ethnicity in southern Egypt’’, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, May, 5th-10th 2009, Sapienza’ Università di Roma 3, Wiesbaden, 2010, 45-54.

  • Gascoigne A.L.  2008, “Between the dams: the forgotten medieval archaeology of the first Nile cataract, Al-‘Usur al-Wusta’’, the Bulletin of Middle East Medievalists 20.2 (2008), 37-45.

  • Jaritz H., Rodziewicz M. (1994), “Syene: review of the urban remains and its pottery”, MDAIK 50 (1994): 115-41.

  • Keall E.J., “Some observations on the Islamic remains of the Dakhleh Oasis”, JSSEA 11 (1981), 213-23.

  • Kessler D., Historische Topographie der Region zwischen Mallawi und Samalut. Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orient, Reihe B, 30. Wiesbaden, 1981.

  • Marchand S., Laisney D. (2000), “Le survey de Dendara (1996-1997)”, CCE 6 (2000), 261-98.

  • Mustafa M., Jaritz H., “Roman fortress at Nag' el-Hagar: first preliminary report”, ASAE 70 (1985), 21-32.

  • Naville E., Ahnas el Medineh, London, 1894.

  • Petrie W. M. F., Tanis 2: Nebesheh and Defenneh, London, 1888.

  • Petrie W. M. F., Ehnasya 1904, London, 1905.

  • Petrie W. M. F., Memphis I, London, 1909.

  • Petrie W. M. F., Lahun, London, 1923.

  • Quibell J. E., Excavations at Saqqara (1908-9,1909-10): the Monastery of Apa Jeremias, Cairo, 1912.

  • Rodziewicz M., Les habitations romaines tardives d'Alexandrie à la lumière des fouilles

  • polonaises à Kom el-Dikka, Alexandrie 3, Warsaw, 1984.

  • Spencer A.J., Excavations at Tell el-Balamun 1991-1994, London, 1996

  • Winlock H.E., Crum W.E., The Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes I, New York, 1926.

8. Cities etc. in papyri

  • Gonis N., “P. Vindob. G 14965 (= CPR IX 67) + 18880, Requisitioned Workers in Eighth-Century Egypt”, ZPE 145 (2003), 209–11.

  • Husson G., Oikia : le vocabulaire de la maison privée en Egypte d’après les papyrus grecs, Paris, 1983.

  • Kahle P. E., Bala'izah: Coptic Texts from Deir el-Bala'izah in Upper Egypt, Oxford, 1954.

  • Morelli F., “Τιμή e μιϲθόϲ: vendita e prestazione di lavoro. Osservazioni sulle relazioni economiche tra artigiano e proprietà nell-Egitto bizantino”, Communizioni dell’Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”, Firenze, 1997, p.28.

  • Morelli, F., “Legname, palazzi et moschee P.Vindob. G 31 e il contributo dell'Egitto alla prima architettura islamica”, Tyche 13 (1998), 173-187.

  • Morelli F., “Requisizioni e prezzi in SPP X 215 (Un papiro 'ossirinchita' dell'VIII secolo)”, in ZPE 138 (2002), 149-153.

  • e testi connessi : Lettere e documenti per la costruzione di una capitale, CPR XXX, Vienna, 2010.

9. Relevant medieval sources (in chronological order)

  • Ibn ‘Abd al-Ḥakam (d. 257/871), Futūḥ Miṣr, ed. Ch. Torrey, The History of the Conquests of Egypt, North Africa and Spain, New Haven, 1922.

  • al-Balādurī, (d. 279/892), Futūḥ al-buldān, ed. M.J. de Goeje, Leiden 1866 (repr. 1992).

  • al-Ṭabarī (d. 310/923), Tārīḫ al-rusul wa al-mulūk, ed. M.J. de Goeje et al., Leiden 1964-5.

  • Ibn Yūnus (d. 347/958), Tārīḫ Ibn Yūnus al-Miṣrī, éd. ‘A. ‘Abd al-Fattāḥ, Beyrouth, 2000.

  • al-Kindī (d. 350/969), Kitāb al-wulāt wa kitāb al-quḍāt, ed. R. Guest, The Governors and Judges of Egypt, Leiden 1912

  • Ibn Mammātī (d. 606/1209), Kitāb qawānīn al-dawāwīn, ed. A.S. Atiya, Cairo 1943.

  • Ibn Duqmāq (d. 809/1406), al-Intiṣār li wāsiṭat ‘iqd al-amṣār, Cairo, 1893.

  • al-Maqrīzī (d. 845/1442), al-Mawā‘iẓ wa al-‘i‘tibār fī dikr al-ḫiṭaṭ wa al-Ātār, ed. A.F. Sayyid, London, 2002-2004.       

  • Ibn al-Ǧiʿān (d. 884/1480), Tuḥfat al-sanīya bi asmā’ al-bilād al-maṣrīya, ed. B. Moritz, Cairo, 1898.

  • Ya’qūbī (d. 284/897), Kitāb al-Buldān, ed. M.J. de Goeje, Leiden 1892.

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