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The Walled Arab City in Literature, Architecture and History

The Living Medina in the Maghrib

Edited by Susan Slyomovics

Routledge – 2001 – 176 pages

Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

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    978-0-7146-8215-0
    September 1st 2001
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    September 30th 2001

Description

This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the medina, the traditional walled Arab city of North Africa. The medina becomes a concrete case study for comparative explorations of general questions about the social use of urban space by opening up fields of research at the intersection of history, comparative cultural studies, architecture and anthropology. Essays by American, European and North African scholars demonstrate a variety of sources and theoretical approaches now being used in writing historical narratives framed within the city space. They shed light on recent studies by anthropologists regarding social praxis within the urban context, and analyze the urban experience of the medina and the casbah as they are represented in visual and material culture.

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a multi-disciplinary approach to address a variety of questions about the social use of urban space

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Name: The Walled Arab City in Literature, Architecture and History: The Living Medina in the Maghrib (eBook)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Susan Slyomovics. This book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the medina, the traditional walled Arab city of North Africa. The medina becomes a concrete case study for comparative explorations of general questions about the social use of urban space by opening up...
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