Doris Behrens-Abouseif

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Occupation: Author, Historian, Architect, Professor

Resident City: London

Resident Country: United Kingdom



Subject: Aesthetics, art, architecture and urbanism in the Arab World

Subject: Mamluk and Ottoman arts of Egypt and Syria


Employer: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Title: Nasser D. Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology, Department of Art and Archaeology

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

Employer: American University in Cairo

Title: Instructor, Islamic Art

City: Cairo

Country: Egypt

Employer: University of Freiburg

Title: Instructor, Islamic Art

City: Freiburg

Country: Germany

Employer: University of Munich

Title: Instructor, Islamic Art

City: Munich

Country: Germany


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Name: Distinguished Visiting Proessor

Description: American University in Cairo

Name: Bin-Ladin-fellowship

Description: awarded to spend a semester at Harvard's Graduate School of design

Name: Visiting Professor

Description: Harvard University at the Fine Art Department and the Graduate School of Design


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Institution: American University in Cairo

Department: Islamic art and architecture

Degree: MA

Institution: University of Hamburg

Department: Islamic history

Degree: Ph.D.


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Publications By

Title: The Minarets of Cairo

Publisher: AUC Press

City: Cairo

Date Published: January 01, 1985

Title: Islamic Architecture in Cairo: An Introduction

Issue: ISBN-10: 9004096264

Publisher: Bill Academic Publishers

Date Published: January 01, 1997

Title: Egypt's adjustment to Ottoman rule: institutions, waqf and architecture in Cairo, 16th and 17th centuries

Publisher: E.J. Brill

City: Leiden/New York

Date Published: January 01, 1994

Title: Beauty in Arabic Culture

Issue: ISBN 1558761985

Publisher: Markus Wiener

City: Princeton

Date Published: January 01, 1999

Title: Cairo of the Mamluks. A History of Architecture and its Culture

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

City: London

Date Published: January 01, 2007

Title: Islamic Art in the 19th Century: Tradition, Innovation, Eclecticism

Co-author: Edited with S. Vernoit

Publisher: E.J. Brill Leiden

City: Boston

Date Published: January 01, 2006

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