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Constructions of power and piety in medieval Aleppo

Author: Yasser Tabbaa
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Ayyubid dynasty brought unprecedented architectural development to Aleppo, the most important city in medieval Syria. This study examines the way the Ayyubid  Read more...

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Named Person: Ayyubides, (dynastie)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yasser Tabbaa
ISBN: 0271015624 9780271015620
OCLC Number: 33046228
Description: xix, 208 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Contexts. The city: Aleppo under the Ayyubids --
Society and patronage --
Part II. Constructions of power. Citadel, city, and ceremonial --
The palace: forms and meanings --
Part III. Constructions of piety. The mosque: diminishing importance --
The shrine and popular piety --
Propoganda and education in the Ayyubid Madrasa --
The impact of mysticism.
Responsibility: Yasser Tabbaa.

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