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Historic Cities of the Islamic World (Hardback)

Professor C. Edmund Bosworth

Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2008
ISBN 10: 9004153888 / ISBN 13: 9789004153882
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Titre : Historic Cities of the Islamic World (...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics. The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind s greatest achievements, the living organism of the city. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004153882

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Synopsis : This book contains articles on historic cities of the Islamic world, ranging from West Africa to Malaysia, which over the centuries have been centres of culture and learning and of economic and commercial life, and which have contributed much to the consolidation of Islam as a faith and as a social and political institution. The articles have been taken from the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, completed in 2004, but in many cases expanded and rewritten. All have been updated to include fresh historical information, with note of contemporary social developments and population statistics. The book thus delineates the urban background of Islam has it has evolved up to the present day, highlighting the role of such great cities as Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad and Delhi in Islamic history, and also brings them together in a rich panorama illustrating one of mankind's greatest achievements, the living organism of the city.

Critique: "This reference book is a huge contribution that can be consulted by a wide audience of students and researchers from a variety of disciplines, such as urban planning and design, history, architecture, anthropology, Islamic studies, and even politics. [It] provides a strong setting for future comparative studies that lead to generalizations on the morphologies of cities in the Islamic world." Mohammad Gharipour in The Middle East Journal "This book provides a useful and practical tool to whoever is interested or engaged in urban studies of Muslim countries, as it gathers in a single volume general historical and cultural information on a rather exhaustive list of Islamic cities [...]." Valerie Gonzalez in Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Mediterranee

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