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Il Giardino di Allah
Storia della necropoli musulmana del Cairo
The garden of Allah tells the history of Cairo's city of the dead according with an anthropological point of view. The author, the Italian anthropologist, lived for 10 years in the cemetery for her fieldwork. In her book she gives an internal perspective of the place and upon its resident community.
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Scarica mappa della necropoli
Taccuini di viaggio nella necropoli musulmana del Cairo
Anna Tozzi Di Marco's second book on Cairo's City of the dead consists in her diaries written during her stay in the graveyard. Moreover she analyses the several cultural aspects of the City of the dead. At the end she invites the reader to the art of flânerie: walking in the graveyard without a destination and trying to encounter the locals. She also proposes three itineraries: a religious one, a musical one, a sociological one.
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Funerary Rituals in Cairo's City of the Dead: the sacred and the profane, considerations from the field.
Cairo's City of the Dead: the cohabitation between the living and the dead from an anthropological point of view.
Cairo's City of the Dead can be considered a slum or an evidence of Egyptian tangible and intangible heritage to be preserved.
Rural migration to Cairo's City of the Dead from Late Ottoman Era to Modern Times.