Cities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism

Cities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism

Cities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism

Cities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism

Synopsis

The history of the Islamic world includes many unique cultural, religious, scientific, and architectural developments. Among these was the evolution of the Arab Muslim city, which occurred during the rapid expansion of the Muslim empire during the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. In this probing volume, Nezar AlSayyad examines the extraordinary characteristics of Islamic urbanism and the process by which cities were physically transformed by Islamic culture, religion, and its leaders.
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