The City in the Islamic World


The purpose of this book, is to draw attention to the sites of life, politics and culture where current and past generations of the Islamic world have made their mark. Unlike many previous volumes dealing with the city in the Islamic world, this one has been specially expanded not only to include snapshots of historical fabric but also to deal with the transformation of this fabric into modern and contemporary urban entities.
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Biographical Note

Salma Jayyusi, (Ph.D. University of London), is a poet, critic and anthologist. She edited the widely appraised The Legacy of Muslim Spain (Leiden, 1992)
Renata Holod is professor of Islamic Art, Architecture, and Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of publications on contemporary as well as historic buildings, sites and territories.
Attilio Petruccioli, is Chief Editor of Environmental Design, and author of numerous publications on urban architecture, Islamic architecture, and the methodology of design. He is dean of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnical University of Bari.
André Raymond, Agrégé in history (1947), D.Phil (oxon)(1954) , Docteur d'Etat (Sorbonne, 1972), is currently emeritus professor at the University of Provence. He published a number of books and studies about the great Arab cities in the Ottoman period (mainly on Cairo, Aleppo, Tunis).

Review Quotes

"Without a doubt, this collection of 46 original articles will become the authoritative work on the city in the Islamic world." R. W. Zens, Choice June 2009

The City in the Islamic World has received the honour of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009.

"...this work is a valuable addition and a major contribution to our understanding of the city in Islamic civilization."
Muzaffar Iqbal in Islam & Science 10.2 (2010), 144-145.

Table of contents

Annalinda Neglia: Some historiographical notes on the islamic city with particular reference to the visual representation of the built city
André Raymond: The Spatial Organization of the City
Besim Hakim: Law and the City
Hugh Kennedy: Inherited cities
Sylvie Denoix: Founded Cities of the Arab World.
From the 7th to the 11th Centuries
Pierre Pinon: The Ottoman Cities of the Balkans
Heinz Gaube: Iranian cities
Marc Gaborieau: Indian cities
Gilles Veinstein: The Ottoman Town (15th-18th centuries)
Françoise Micheau: Baghdad in the Abbasid Era:
A Cosmopolitan and Multi-Confessional Capital
Halima Ferhat: Marinid Fez: Zenith and Signs of Decline
Roberto Berardi: The spatial organization of Tunis Medina and other arab-muslim cities in North Africa and the near East
Doris Abouseif: The Mamluk City
Oleg Grabar: Islamic Jerusalem or Jerusalem under Muslim rule
Jean-Claude David: Aleppo. From the Ottoman Metropolis to the Syrian City
Suraiya Faroqhi: At the Ottoman Empire’s industrious core: the story of Bursa
Ludovico Micara: The Ottoman Tripoli: a Mediterranean Medina
Federico Cresti: Algiers in the Ottoman Period: the City and its Population
Lisa Golombek: The “Citadel, Town, Suburbs” Model and Medieval Kirman
Maurice Cerasi: Istanbul 1620-1750: change and tradition
Attilio Petruccioli: Bukhara and Samarkand
Mahvash Alemi: Shiraz, the city of gardens and poets
Ebba Koch: Mughal Agra. A Riverfront Garden City
Alison Mackenzie Shah: Architecture, Urban Space and the Re-Scripting of Hyderabad’s Urban Heritage, 1858-1868
Ronald Lewcock and Arief Setiawan: Sana’a
Serge Santelli: Harar, the fourth Holy city of Islam
Saïd Mouline: Rabat - Salé. Holy Cities of the Two Banks
Besim Hakim and Zubair Ahmed: The sub-Saharan city: rules and built form
Rino Montalbano: Dar-al Ma. The Architecture of water in the Islamic countries
André Raymond: The Economy of the Traditional City
David Roxburgh: Pilgrimage City
André Raymond: The Management of the City
D.Fairchild Ruggles : The Countryside: the Roman Agricultural and Hydraulic Legacy of the Islamic Mediterranean
Mohammed Naciri: Citizenhood: Proof Against the Century
Attilio Petruccioli: House and fabric in the Islamic Mediterranean City
Lucienne Thys-Senocak: The Gendered City
Nelli Hanna: Guilds in Recent Historical Scholarship
Randi Deguillem: The Waqf in the City
Jean-Luc Arnaud: Modernization of the Cities of the Ottoman Empire (1800-1920)
Mia Fuller: Mediterraneanism. French and Italian Architects’ Designs in 1930s North African Cities
Attilio Petruccioli: Algiers. The colonial city
Jean-Louis Cohen: Casablanca.The city in the Islamic world
Hasan-Uddin Khan: Identity, Globalisation and the Contemporary Islamic City
Deeba Haider: The Growing Pains of Dubai: A city in search of its identity
Eric Denis: Cairo Between Traces and Liberal Re-foundation
Joe Nasr and Eric Verdeil: The Reconstructions of Beirut

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