Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. 1989. Islamic Architecture in Cairo: An Introduction. Leiden; New York: E.J. Brill.
Studies and Sources on Islamic Art and Architecture: Supplements to Muqarnas Volume III . Doris Behrens-Abouseif's introduction to Cairo's Islamic architecture surveys the major monuments spanning the Tulunid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods. In her effort to provide a well-studied key to the profusion of monuments that form what UNESCO has listed as one of the "Cities of Human Heritage," Behrens-Abouseif identifies Cairo's significant architectural developments in an easy to follow, chronological format. Appended to each site description are bibliographic entries, further enhancing the value of this book as a research tool.