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The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Mohammad Gharipour


The main objective of this book is to explore the dynamics of the bazaar within a broad socio-spatial and political perspective by investigating a number of case studies from North Africa to the Middle East. It includes papers on different facets of the bazaar from historical, architectural, sociological, and anthropological perspectives. The Middle Eastern bazaar is much more than a context for commerce: the studies in this book illustrate that markets, regardless of their location, scale, and permanency, have also played important cultural roles within their societies, reflecting historical ... More

Keywords: History of the bazaar, medieval commerce and trade, urban morphology, suq, crafts and trade, caravanserai, Islamic architecture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165290
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Gharipour, editor
Morgan State University

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