Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of by Amira K. Bennison,Alison L. Gascoigne

By Amira K. Bennison,Alison L. Gascoigne

This quantity is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings jointly fresh examine on facets of city lifestyles and constitution via architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering interesting new views on city existence within the pre-modern Islamic international. Its goal is to maneuver past the long-standing debate on even if an ‘Islamic urban’ existed within the pre-modern period and concentration as an alternative upon the ways that faith may possibly (or won't) have prompted the actual constitution of towns and the day-by-day lives in their population. It ways this subject from 3 diversified yet inter-related views: the genesis of ‘Islamic towns’ in truth and fiction; the impression of Muslim rulers upon city making plans and improvement; and the measure to which a spiritual ethos affected the availability of public providers.

Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, the quantity examines thought-provoking case experiences from seventh-century Syria to seventeenth-century Mughal India through demonstrated and new students within the box, as well as chapters on city websites in Spain, Morocco, Egypt and principal Asia.

Cities within the Pre-Modern Islamic World can be of substantial curiosity to teachers and scholars engaged on the archaeology, background and urbanism of the center East in addition to people with extra common pursuits in city archaeology and urbanism.

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