By Nimrod Luz

The Mamluk urban within the heart East deals an interdisciplinary research of city historical past, city adventure, and the character of urbanism within the quarter less than the guideline of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1517). The e-book makes a speciality of 3 less-explored yet politically major towns within the Syrian zone - Jerusalem, Safad (now in Israel), and Tripoli (now in Lebanon) - and provides a brand new method and method for figuring out ancient towns. Drawing on assorted textual assets and in depth box surveys, Nimrod Luz finds the nature of the Mamluk urban in addition to numerous points of urbanism within the quarter, constructing the pre-modern urban of the center East as a legitimate and beneficial lens during which to check a variety of subject matters equivalent to structure, artwork historical past, background, and politics of the outfitted surroundings. As a part of this strategy, Luz considers the procedures wherein Mamluk discourses of urbanism have been conceptualized after which inscribed within the city surroundings as concrete expressions of architectural layout, spatial making plans, and public memorialization.

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