By Amira K. Bennison,Alison L. Gascoigne
This quantity is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings jointly fresh examine on points of city existence and constitution via architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering intriguing new views on city lifestyles within the pre-modern Islamic global. Its aim is to maneuver past the long-standing debate on no matter if an ‘Islamic urban’ existed within the pre-modern period and concentration as a substitute upon the ways that faith may well (or won't) have stimulated the actual constitution of towns and the day-by-day lives in their population. It ways this subject from 3 diverse 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 non secular ethos affected the availability of public prone.
Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, the quantity examines thought-provoking case reviews from seventh-century Syria to seventeenth-century Mughal India by way of tested and new students within the box, as well as chapters on city websites in Spain, Morocco, Egypt and critical Asia.
Cities within the Pre-Modern Islamic World could be of substantial curiosity to teachers and scholars engaged on the archaeology, heritage and urbanism of the center East in addition to people with extra basic pursuits in city archaeology and urbanism.
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Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East) by Amira K. Bennison,Alison L. Gascoigne