Chapter 20. Islamic Urbanism, Urbanites, and the Middle Eastern City

  1. Youssef M. Choueiri
  1. Michael E. Bonine

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch21

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

How to Cite

Bonine, M. E. (2005) Islamic Urbanism, Urbanites, and the Middle Eastern City, in A Companion to the History of the Middle East (ed Y. M. Choueiri), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996423.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106818

Online ISBN: 9780470996423

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Keywords:

  • urbanism;
  • middle east;
  • muslim philosophy;
  • human behaviour;
  • islamic architecture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Demise – and Persistence – of the Islamic City Model

  • Social and Urban Histories: The Mining of Primary Documents

  • Form, Water and the Urban Fabric: Morphologies of the Middle Eastern City

  • Urbanization and Modernization: From Colonialism to the Global

  • Contemporary Urban Society and Politics: Further Perspectives from Anthropology and other Social Sciences

  • Conclusions: The Challenge for Urban Studies