Lessons 15-16: The Madrasa-Mosque Complex of Sultan Hasan and the Mamluk System of Charitable Endowments
Type
presentation slides
Year
2019

The fifteenth and sixteenth lessons 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. Th lessons explores the ways in which the Mamluks inscribed their political power and presence on the urban landscape of Cairo. 

  • How did they transform the monumental topography of Cairo? 
  • On which parts of the city was Mamluk patronage activity focused?
  • We will learn about architectural innovations in Cairo through one main case study, the construction of the Sultan Hasan complex. 
  • How did the waqf system become a tool for the Mamluk elite to display their piety to the public and also to protect their wealth.


Citation
Necipoglu, Gulru and David Roxburgh. “The Madrasa-Mosque Complex of Sultan Hasan and the Mamluk System of Charitable Endowments.” Lesson 15-16/22 presentation developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, 2019.
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Copyright
Harvard University
Country
Egypt
Language
English
Building Usages
madrasa
educational
mosque
religious
Keywords
architectural history
Islamic architecture
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