Necipoglu, Gulru and David Roxburgh. “Fatimid Cairo Ceremonial in the City.” Lesson 8/22 presentation developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, 2019.
The eighth lesson in a 22 lesson course on Monuments of Islamic Architecture developed by Professors Gulru Necipoglu and David Roxburgh at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. This lesson addresses the ways in which the city of Cairo changed over time in response to new conditions.
How did shifting political and economic realities influence architecture and patronage?
How did the failure to convert the Sunni population to Isma'ili Shi'ism impact Fatimid architecture?
How was it that the city of Cairo and Fustat were yoked together as a locus for court ceremony?