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By Amira K. Bennison, Alison L. Gascoigne

This quantity is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings jointly contemporary study on features of city existence and constitution via architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering intriguing new views on city existence within the pre-modern Islamic global. Its goal is to maneuver past the long-standing debate on even if an ‘Islamic city’ existed within the pre-modern period and concentration in its place upon the ways that faith may perhaps (or would possibly not) have stimulated the actual constitution of towns and the day-by-day lives in their population. It techniques this subject from 3 assorted yet inter-related views: the genesis of ‘Islamic cities’ actually and fiction; the influence of Muslim rulers upon city making plans and improvement; and the measure to which a spiritual ethos affected the supply of public companies.

Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, the quantity examines thought-provoking case reports from seventh-century Syria to seventeenth-century Mughal India by way of validated and new students within the box, as well as chapters on city websites in Spain, Morocco, Egypt and critical Asia.

Cities within the Pre-Modern Islamic World might be of substantial curiosity to teachers and scholars engaged on the archaeology, heritage and urbanism of the center East in addition to people with extra basic pursuits in city archaeology and urbanism.

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1–18. On the political motivations underlying this misattribution, see Giovanna Calasso, ‘Genealogie e miti di fondazione: Note sulle origini di Fas secondo le fonti merinidi’, in La Bisaccia dello Sheikh: Omaggio ad Alessandro Bausani Islamista nel sessantesimo compleanno, Quaderni del Seminario di Iranistica, Uralo-Altaistica e Caucasologia dell’Universitá degli Studi di Venezia 19. Venice: Universitá degli Studi di Venezia, 1981, 17–27, pp. 21–7; and Herman L. Beck, L’image d’IdrCs II, ses descendants de FAs et la politique sharCfienne des sultans marCnides (656–869/1258–1465).

Eds), Les Maisons dans la Syrie antique du IIIe millénaire aux débuts de l’Islam. Beirut: Institut Français de Damas, 1997, 191–4. 25 Saliby, ‘Un palais Byzantino-Omeyyade’, p. 193. 26 The parallel of the bureau with a palace may suggest that the balAS may have functioned as the location of the dCwAn. 27 Irfan Shahid, ‘Byzantium in south Arabia’, Dumbarton Oaks Papers 33, 1979, 23–94, pp. 46–7. 28 G. W. H. Lampe, A Patristic Greek Lexicon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961–8, p. 998, b. I am endebted to T.

61 The following analysis does not attempt to address these issues, but refers 34 THE FOUNDATION LEGEND OF FEZ to what is unambiguously stated in the SCra’s recension and to what may reasonably be inferred from it. 66 As will be seen, in defining Yathrib as a sacred enclave, or Qaram, and establishing the concept of an exclusively Muslim umma, the Constitution of Medina is the equal of the other foundational events of that year. In the Qur’an, use of the term umma to refer solely to the Muslims is limited to three chronologically late occasions (2: 128, 2: 143 and 3: 104).

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