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ContentsAcknowledgements and Note on Transliteration IXNotes on Contributors XIntroduction: An Architecture for the Caliph and the Poor 1Stéphane PradinesAdobe as an Islamic Standard: Vernacular Cosmopolitics 11Rolando Melo da RosaThe Great Mosque of Timbuktu: Seven Centuries of Earthen Architecture 22Bertrand PoissonnierThe Periphery Walls of Sijilmāsa, a Medieval Islamic City in Morocco: Contribution to the Identification of Typological and Functional Variability of the Pisé Technique 37François-Xavier Fauvelle, Elarbi Erbati, Romain Mensan and Axel DaussyDraa Valley: Tighremt and Igherm, Morocco 55Marinella Arena and Paola RaffaThe Use of Earth in the Construction of the Qṣūr in Southeastern Algeria 84Mounia Chekhab-AbudayaIdentity and Architecture: The Fātimid Walls in Cairo 104Stéphane PradinesMud Brick Architecture in Ḥaḍramawt-Yemen under the Quʿaiti and Kathiri Sultanates 146Christian DarlesBuilding on the Shoreline: Insights into the Use of Earth in the Architecture of the Late 18th and 19th Centuries in Qatar 167Moritz KinzelResidential Compounds: Earthen Architecture in the Central Desert of Iran 203Atri Hatef NaiemiTraditions of Monumental Decoration in the Earthen Architecture of Early Islamic Central Asia 233Paul D. WordsworthOttoman Earth Architecture in Buda (1541–1686) 249Adrienn PappBetween Tradition and Modernity: Building with Earth in a Contemporary City 267Elizabeth GoldenIndex 281

Earthen Architecture in Muslim Cultures

Historical and Anthropological Perspectives