Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg





Authored Books

  • The Minarets of Cairo, London and Cairo 2010
  • Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of Architecture and its Culture, London 2007
  • Beauty In Arabic Culture, Princeton 1999
  • Schönheit in der arabischen Kultur, Munich 1998
  • Mamluk and Post-Mamluk Metal Lamps, Cairo 1995. (Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale - IFAO - )
  • Egypt’s Adjustment to Ottoman Rule—Institutions, Waqf and Architecture in Cairo (16th & 17th centuries) -- Cologne/New York 1994 (E.J.Brill)
  • Islamic Architecture in Cairo—an Introduction, Leiden/Cologne/New York 1989 (E.J.Brill), several reprints by American Univerisity Press in Cairo
  • Fathallah and Abu Zakariyya: Physicians under the Mamluks, Cairo 1987. (Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale - IFAO -)
  • Azbakiyya and its Environs from Azbak to Isma´il, 1476-1879, Cairo 1985 (Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale - IFAO -)
  • The Minarets of Cairo, Cairo 1985; reprint 1987 (American University Press in Cairo)
  • Die Kopten in der ägyptischen Gesellschaft - von der Mitte des 19.Jahrhunderts bis 1923, Freiburg 1972 (Klaus-Schwarz Verlag)


Edited and co-edited Books

  • The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria: Evolution and Impact, Bonn University Press, (Mamluk Studies 1), 2012.
  • [co-edited with Stephen Vernoit] Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century Tradition, Innovation, Eclecticism. Leiden/Boston 2006
  • [as co-guest-editor with Anna Contadini] Essays in Honor of JM Rogers, Muqarnas 21 Leiden-Brill (2004)
  • The Cairo Heritage - Papers in Honor of Laila Ali Ibrahim, Cairo 2000



  • “The Ottoman Conquest of Egypt and the Arts”, in: Nicola Michel and Benjamin Lellouch (eds.), Conquête ottomane de l'Égypte (1517). Arrière-plan, impact, échos, Leiden, E.J. Brill, 2013.
  • “Die Urbanisierung der Moschee als Ausdruck der Metropolität Kairos” in: (ed.)Jörgst Oberste, Metroplität in der Vormoderne. Konstruktionen urbaner Zentralität im Wandel, (Forum Mittelalterlicher Studien vol. 7), Regensburg 2012. 101-18.
  • “Mamluk Perceptions of foreign Arts” in Doris Behrens-Abouseif (ed.) The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria Evolution and Impact, (Mamluk Studies 1, Bonn University Press. 2012.
  • “A bronze tambourine-player” in: Venetia Porter and Mariam Ross-Owen (eds.), Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic World. Art, Craft and Text, London 2012
  • “The Madrasa of Sultan Mahmud in Cairo”, Muqarnas 28 (2011) .
  • “Craftsmen, Upstarts and Sufis in the late Mamluk period”, BSOAS 74/3 (2011), 375-95.
  • “Between Istanbul and Cairo: Louis Francois Cassas and the Panoramic Perspective” in: Archaeology and Travelers in Ottoman Lands, University of Pennsylvania (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) 2010,
  • “A Late Mamluk Lidded Tray with Poetic Inscription” in: Jürgen WasimFrembgen (ed.), The Aura of Alif. The Art of Writing in Islam, Munich 2010.
  • “The Jalayirid Connection in Mamluk Metalwork”, Muqarnas 25 (2009), 149-60
  • “The Waqf: A legal personality?” In: Astrid Meier et al. (eds.) Gottes Eigentum für alle Zeiten? Islamische Stiftungen von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (eds. Astrid Meier et al.), Berlin 2009.
  • “Views of Egypt and Turkey by the Hungarian Arts Lajos (Ludwig) Libay”, in: Thirteenth Internation Congress of Turkish Ar. Proceedings, eds. Géza Dávid and Ibolya Gerelyes, Budapest 2009, 103-112
  • “Multifunction and Diversity in the Medieval Mosque: The case of Cairo”, in: Susanne Rau & Gerd Schwerhoff (eds.), Topographien des Sakralen - Religion und Raumordnung in der Vormoderne, Hamburg 2008 (Dölling & Galitz), 104-115
  • “The Mamluk City” in: Salma K.Jayyusi et al. (ed.), The City in the Islamic World, Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section I – The Near and Middle East -, vol 94, E.J.Brill Leiden/Boston 2008, 295-316
  • “Architectural Style and Identity in Egypt”, in: Joanna Sofaer (ed.) , Material Identities, London 2007, 67-81
  • “Beyond the secular and the sacred: Qur’anic inscriptions in medieval Islamic art and material culture”, in: F. Suleman (ed.), Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur'an and its Creative Expressions; Selected Proceedings from the International Colloquium, London, 18-21 October 2003. Oxford University Press/Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2007, 41-49“A Late Mamluk Oil Lamp in the National Museum of Budapest” in: Patricia Baker and Barbara Brend (eds.) Sifting Sands , Reading Signs, Studies in Honour of Professor Géza Féhérvári. London 2006,155-60
  • “The Visual Transformation of Egypt during the Reign of Muhammad Ali” in: D. Behrens-Abouseif and S. Vernoit (eds.) Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century. Tradition, Innovation and Eclecticism, Boston/Leiden 2006, 109-30
    -“The Islamic History of the Lighthouse of Alexandria,” Muqarnas 23 (2006), 1-14
  • “From Sárospatak to Cairo: the Odyssey of a Design,” in: Ibolya Gerelyes (ed.), Turkish Flowers. Studies on Ottoman Art in Hungary. Hungarian National Museum Budapest 2005, 51-54
  • “Veneto-Saracenic Metalware, a Mamluk Art”, Mamluk Studies Review, IX/2 (2005), 147-72
  • “The Fire of 884/1479 at the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus and an Account of its Restoration”, Mamluk Studies Review VIII/1(2004), 279-296
  • “European Arts and Crafts at the Mamluk Court” in: Essays in Honor of J.M. Rogers, Muqarnas 21(2004), 45-54
  • “Islamic Art Between Rupture and Continuity (1300-1500)” in: Mediterraneum. Splendour of the Medieval Mediterranean 13th-15th Centuries, Barcelona 2004,85-105
  • “Topographie médiévale d’Alexandrie” in Christian Décobert & Jean-Yves Empereur (eds.), Alexandrie Médiévale 1I, (IFAO), Cairo 2002, 1-13
  • “Trois Planches de Pascal Coste” in: Daniel Panzac & André Raymond (eds.), La France et l’Egypte à l’époque des vice-rois. (Cahiers des Annales Islamologiques, 22-2002), Cairo 2002, 101-110
  • “Sultan al-Ghawri and the Arts”, Mamluk Studies Review VI (2002), 69-75
  • “An Italian Architect in Cairo: Victor del Burgo” in: M. Volait (ed.) Le Caire-Alexandrie, Architectures européennes” CEDEJ/IFAO, Cairo 2001, 193-202.
  • “Une Polémique Anti-Ottomane par un Artisan au Caire du XVIIe Siècle” in: Mélange André Raymond, IFEAD (Institut Français d’Etudes Arabes à Damas), Damascus 2001, 55-64
  • “The Family mausoleum of Muhammad Ali: Hawsh al-Basha”, in: Papers Submitted to the International Symposium of Ottoman Heritage in the Middle East. Hatay/Ankara 2001, Vol. I, 75-78, 293-296
  • "Waqf as Remuneration and the Family Affairs of al-Nasir Muhammad and Baqtimur al-Saqi”, in: D. Behrens-Abouseif (ed.) The Cairo Heritage, Cairo 2000, 55-68
  • “La conception de la ville dans la pensée arabe du Moyen-Âge”, in: Claude Nicolet/Robert Ilbert/Jean-Charles Depaule (eds.), Mégapoles méditerranéennes, (École Française de Rome & Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme), Paris 2000, 32-40
  • “Le Caire” (with S. Denoix & J.-C..Garcin) in: J.-C. Garcin (ed.) Grandes Villes Méditerranéeenes du Monde musulman Médiéval. Rome 2000, 177-203
  • “Qaytbay’s Madrasahs in the Holy Cities and the Evolution of Haram Architecture,” Mamluk Studies Review, III (1999), 129-149
  • “Qaytbay’s Investments in the City of Cairo: Waqf and Power”, Annales Islamologiques, XXXII (1998), 29-40
  • “Sultan Qaytbay’s Foundation in Medina: the Madrasah, the Ribat and the Dashishah”, Mamluk Studies Review, II (1998), 61-71
  • “Notes sur l’Architecture Musulmane d’Alexandrie”, in: Christian Décobert & Jean-Yves Empereur (eds.), Alexandrie Médiévale 1, (IFAO), Cairo 1998, 101-114
  • “Patterns of urban patronage in Cairo—a comparison between the Mamluk and the Ottoman periods”, in: T. Philipp & U. Haarmann (eds.), The Mamluks in Egyptian Society and Politics, Cambridge/UK 1998, 224-234
  • “The Lion-Gazelle Mosaic at Khirbat al-Mafjar”, Muqarnas 14 (1997), 11¬-18
  • “The Mahmal Legend and the Pilgrimage of Ladies of the Mamluk Court”, Mamluk Studies Review I (1996), 87-96
  • “An Industrial Complex in Ottoman Cairo: The Tanneries at Bab al-Luq”, in: D. Crecelius, H. ‘A. Badr, M.H. Isma´il (eds.), Dirasat fi tarikh misr al-iqtisadi wa ‘l-ijtima´i fi ‘l-´asr al-‘uthmani, Cairo 1996, 1-8
  • “Al-Nasir Muhammad and al-Ashraf Qaytbay—Patrons of Urbanism”, in: U. Vermeulen & D. De Smet (ed.), Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Leuven 1995, 257-274
  • “Muhandis, Shadd, Mu´allim - Note on the Building Craft in the Mamluk Period”, Der Islam LXXII/2 (1995), 293-309
  • “A Late Mamluk [?] Basin with Zodiac Imagery”, Annales Islamologiques XXIX (1995), 1-21
  • “Sicily, the Missing Link in the Evolution of Cairene Architecture”, in: U. Vermeulen & D. De Smet (eds.), Egypt and Syria in the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras, Leuven 1995, 275-301
  • “The Waqf of a Cairene Notable in early Ottoman Cairo—Muhibb al-Din Abu al-Tayyib, Son of a Physician”, in: R. Deguilhem (ed.), Le Waqf dans l’Éspace Islamique—Outil de Pouvoir Socio-Politique, Damascus 1995, 123-132
  • “Cadaster Registers in Medieval Egypt”, Environmental Design XI, 13-14 (1993), 92-95
  • “Gardens in Islamic Egypt”, Der Islam LXIX/2 (1992), 302-312
  • “The Façade of the Aqmar-Mosque in the Context of Fatimid Ceremonial”, IX Muqarnas (1992), 29-38
  • “The ´Abd al-Rahman Katkhuda Style in 18th Century Cairo”, Annales Islamologiques XXVI (1992), 117-126
  • “Le Acque del Cairo - Scenario e Stile di Vita di una Città Islamica”, in: Il Teatro delle Acque (ed. Dalu Jones), Rome 1992, 31-41
  • “Note sur la Fonction de la Cour dans la Maison Moyenne du Caire Ottoman”, in: L’Habitat Traditionnel dans les pays Musulmans autour de la Méditerranée (Rencontre d'Aix-en-Provence [6-8 JUIN ]), Tome II (l’Histoire et le Milieu), Cairo 1990, 411-18
  • “Three Zawiyas in Early Ottoman Cairo”, Seventh International Congress of Turkish Art, Warsaw 1990, 49-55
  • “The Image of the Physician in Arab Biographies of the post-classical Age”, Der Islam LXVI (1989), 331-343
  • “The Baptistère de St.Louis—A Reinterpretation”, Islamic Art III (1988-1989), 3-13
  • “The Takiyyat Ibrahim al-Kulshani in Cairo”, Muqarnas 5 (1988), 43-60
  • “The Citadel of Cairo: Stage for Mamluk Ceremonial”, Annales Islamologiques XXIV (1988), 25-79
  • “Locations of non-Muslim Quarters in Medieval Cairo”, Annales Islamologiques XXII (1986), 117-132
  • “Change in Function and Form of Mamluk Religious Institutions”, Annales Islamologiques XXI (1985), 73-93
  • “Sufi Architecture in Early Ottoman Cairo”, (with L.Fernandes), Annales Islamologiques XX (1984), 103-114
  • “The Qubba, an Aristocratic Type of zawiya”, Annales Islamologiques XIX (1983), 1-7
  • “The Lost Minaret of Shajarat ad-Durr at Her Complex in the Cemetery of Sayyida Nafisa”, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo XXXIX (1983), 1 16
  • “Quelques Traits de l’Habitation Traditionnelle dans la Ville du Caire”, in: A. Bouhdiba & D. Chevalier (ed.), La ville arabe dans l’Islam - histoire et mutations, Tunis/Paris 1982, 447-459
  • “An Unlisted Monument of the Fifteenth Century: The Dome of Zawiyat al-Damirdash”, Annales Islamologiques XVIII (1982), 105-121
  • “The Northeastern Extension of Cairo under the Mamluks”, Annales Islamologiques XVII (1981), 157-189
  • “The Political Situation of the Copts, 1798-1923”, in: B.Braude/B.Lewis (eds.), Christian and Jews in the Ottoman Empire, New York/London 1980, II, 185-205
  • “Four Domes of the late Mamluk period”, Annales Islamologiques XVII (1981), 191-2“A Circassian Mamluk suburb in the Northeast of Cairo”, AARP (Art and Archeology Research Paper) XIV (1978), 17-23

Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Enciclopedia dell’Arte Medievale (Enciclopedia Italiana), Rome
  • Enciclopedia Archeologica (Enciclopedia Italiana)
    “Glass”, “Goldsmith Art”, “Precious Stones"
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam -2nd ed.- (E.J.Brill), Leiden
    “Mashrabiyya”, “Muqarnas”, “Muqattam”, “Rab´”, “Sabil”; “Waqf” I. (The Arab Lands 1.Egypt ), “Mamluk Art”
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an ((E.J.Brill)
    “Cups and Vessels”, “Instruments”, Encyclopaedia of Islam 3rd ed. (online) “Aesthetics”
  • Coptic Encyclopaedia,
    “Boutros Ghali,” British Occupation of Egypt,” “National Party”
  • Islam Ansiklopedisi (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı), Istanbul
    “Baybars I Camii”,“Baybars II Hankah”,“Berkuk Külliyesi”,“Beşir Aga
    Sebilküttâbi”,“Cevher Sarayı”,“Cüyûşî Camii”,“Ebû’z-Zeheb Camii”
  • Macmillan Dictionary of Art (Macmillan Publishers Ltd.), London “Cairo 1250-1900”.