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Author Al-Attar, Iman, author

Title Baghdad : an urban history through the lens of literature / Iman Al-Attar
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Built environment city studies
Contents Illustrations Preface Authors Note Introduction 1. The Urban History of Baghdad 2. Textual Representation of Architecture 3. The Urban Literature of Baghdad before the 18th Century 4. Interpreting the Texts of the 18th and 19th Centuries Summary Endnotes
Summary In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of literature. It argues that urban literature is an effective complementary source to conventional historiography, using in-depth analysis of texts, poems and historical narratives of non-monumental urban spaces to reveal an underexamined facet of the city's development. The book focuses on three key themes, spatial, nostalgic and reflective, to offer a new approach to the study of Baghdad's history, with a view to establishing and informing further strategies for future urban developments. Beginning with the first planned city in the eighth century, it looks at the urban transformations that influenced building trends and architectural styles until the nineteenth century. It will appeal to academics and researchers in interdisciplinary fields such as architecture, urban history, Islamic studies and Arabic literature
Notes Illustrations Preface Author's Note Introduction 1. The Urban History of Baghdad 2. Textual Representation of Architecture 3. The Urban Literature of Baghdad before the 18th Century 4. Interpreting the Texts of the 18th and 19th Centuries Summary Endnotes
Subject Urbanization -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- History
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Religious.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Arabic literature.
Baghdad.
Bridge of Baghdad.
Domes.
Historiography.
Islamic studies.
Literature.
Ottoman cities.
Shaykh Kazim al-╩╝Uzari.
Shaykh Salih al-Tamimi.
Shaykh ╩┐abd al-Rahman al-Suwaidi.
Tigris river.
Urban history.
Urbanization.
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Historiography
Baghdad (Iraq) -- In literature
Iraq -- Baghdad.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429459939
0429862180
0429862199
0429862202
9780429459931
9780429862182
9780429862199
9780429862205