Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East


This volume focuses on the interplay between urban society and material culture in the medieval and Ottoman Middle East. The history of Jerusalem in the middle ages is discussed by a number of papers as well as Mamluk Tripoli and the urban history of Palestine during the Crusades. The multi-role of the cadi in the Muslim city is illuminated by two studies cases concerning the Fatimid and Mamluk periods. Three aspects of material culture; the production and spread of paper, textiles and the trade in medicinal substances also are dealt with.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Shimon Gat
  • Michael Ehrlich
  • Nimrod Luz
  • Dan Bahat
  • Yaacov Lev
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2002


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