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The great Arab cities in the 16th-18th centuries : an introduction

Author: André Raymond
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1984.
Series: Hagop Kevorkian series on Near Eastern art and civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the development of Arab cities, such as Cairo and Tunis, discusses the social and economic factors that have shaped them, and describes their shops, markets, streets, and mosques.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Raymond
ISBN: 0814773915 9780814773918
OCLC Number: 10753365
Notes: Translated from the French.
"Printed version of four lectures given in April and May 1983 at the Hagop Kevorkian Center at New York University"--Preface.
Description: xvi, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. I The Ottoman empire and Arab cities --
The Ottoman empire --
Urban expansion during the Ottoman period --
Characteristics of Arab cities in the Ottoman era --
. pt. II City Centers --
The shifting of the seat of political power out of the centers --
The urban center --
Organization of the urban centers --
Elements composing the urban center : shops and markets --
Caravanserais --
pt. III Residential districts --
Introduction --
Localization of residential districts --
Individual and collective housing --
Conclusion --
pt. IV Imperial art, local tradition, and innovation --
Introduction --
"Imperial" art --
The permanence of local artistic tradition --
Innovation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Hagop Kevorkian series on Near Eastern art and civilization.
Responsibility: André Raymond.

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