Lucy Watson


This is a study of the formation of a Mamluk street. The street in question is that leading first east and then south from the Bâb Zuwayla, the great southern gate of Fatimid al-Qâhira. Its initial stretches were known both today and in Mamluk times as the Darb al-Ahmar, though most of it is not known by that name, but as the Tabbâna and as Bâb al-Wazîr Street.

Date of Award


Online Submission Date

February 2013

First Advisor

O'Kane, Bernard

Committee Member 1

Scanlon, George

Committee Member 2

Fernandes, Eleonora

Document Type



173 p.


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