Urban Development in the Muslim Word

Urban Development in the Muslim Word – Edited by Hooshang Amirahmadi


This book gives an insight into how people in the muslim world actually dwell in their cities, and often quote observations from travel journals of the 19th century to back up their claims. This serves as a good introduction into the Muslim world for outsiders.

The chapter “the Islamic City: Historical Myth, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relavance” introduced basic concepts from the Muslim Medina to the unique products of the Islamic traditions, such as the courtyards, passageways, and the window screenings as a product of gender regulations in the Sharia.

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