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Title: The Palace of Sitt al-Mulk and Fatimid imagery.
Author: Khemir, Sabiha.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3598 6592
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1990
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The present work represents the first attempt to compose a comprehensive study of the Palace of Sitt al-Mulk which is known as the 'Fätimid Western Palace' because of its geographical situation opposite the Eastern Palace. It was built by order of the second FAtimid Caliph in Cairo, al-'Aziz (365-386 A. H. / 975-996 A. D. ) for his daughter Sitt al-hulk. The first section attempts (through Arabic literary sources) to construct a picture of this princess who played an important role in the direction of Fätimid politics. The second section examines the the architecture of the Palac, survived and brings to light which demonstrate that part incorported into the Häristän of the site in the Mamlük period. belief that nothing of a of Sitt al-hulk has architectural remains of the Palace was Sultan Qalä'Gn built on The third section studies the rich imagery in the wooden panels that used to decorate the Palace of Sitt al-hulk within the wider context of Fätimid figural Art.The fourth section details the connections and similarities between the Fätimid style of these woodcarvings and Coptic Art of the same period. The fifth and final part covers the problem of dating, attempting to situate chronologically, through stylistic and comparative study the extensive range of woodcarvings from the Palace.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Humanities, psychology and social sciences, general