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FROM MEDINA TO METROPOLIS

 

Heritage and Change in the Near Eastern City

 

L. Carl Brown, Editor

 

 

About the Book:

    This now classic study of Near Eastern cities provides insight and guidance for anyone interested in this important area of the world. Architects, demographers, urban planners, art scholars, and other specialists on the Near East discuss specific cities and countries illustrative of different regions and cultural areas. Contributors include: L. Carl Brown (Introduction); Ira P. Lapidus (Traditional Muslim Cities); Paul English (The Traditional City of Herat); Janet Abu-Lughod (Cairo); Samir Khalaf and Per Kongstad (Urbanization and Urbanism in Beirut); Karol Krotki (The Socio-Economic Evolution of the Inhabitants of a Desert City: The Case of Omdurman); Saba George Shiber (Kuwait); Jean Dethier (Urbanization of Concepts of Housing, Urbanism, and Country Planning: Morocco); Ilhan Tekeli (Evolution of Spatial Organization in the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic); Cevat Erder (The Care of Historic Monuments and Sites in Turkey); Richard Ettinghausen (Muslim Cities: Old and New); and Hassan Fathy (Constancy, Transposition and Change in the Arab city).

 

About the Author:

    L. Carl Brown is Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, Princeton University.

 

Reviews:

No reader of Lewis Mumford will want to overlook this book. No student of the Near East should.

—Washington Star-News

 

Publication date: 1973

Size: 7 x 10 inches.

Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 343 pages

CIP L.C. 76-161054

ISBN 978-0-87850-006-2 $35.00  (hardbound)  (Out of print)

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