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In: Umayyad Legacies
In: Material Evidence and Narrative Sources
In: The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond
In: Arthur Upham Pope and A New Survey of Persian Art
In: Muslim Military Architecture in Greater Syria
in Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
in Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online


The title is taken from an article published in 2006 by Hugh Kennedy that is an examination of the Sasanian city. This subject is re-examined with a presentation of archaeological information on Sasanian cities in Fars province and the city of Jundi Shapur in Khuzistan. The urban form and key institutions are presented with consideration of changes introduced with the Islamic period. In contrast to the Classical polis, the problem is limited information on urban element in Sasanian cities and some of these elements are described.

In: Cities of Medieval Iran