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Hammaming In The Sham

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Author: Richard Boggs
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Release: 2012-03-30
ISBN: 1859643256
Size: 19.84 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Hammaming In The Sham

by Richard Boggs, Hammaming In The Sham Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hammaming In The Sham books, Legend has it that Damascus once had 365 hammams or ''Turkish baths'': one for each day of the year. Originally part of an ancient Roman tradition, hammams were absorbed by Islam to such an extent that many became almost annexes to nearby mosques. For centuries, hammams were an integral part of community life, with some 50 hammams surviving in Damascus until the 1950s. Since then, however, with the onslaught of modernization programmes and home bathrooms, many have been demolished; fewer than 20 Damascene working hammams survive today. In Hammaming in the Sham, Richard Boggs travels the length and breadth of modern Syria, documenting the traditions of bathing in Damascus, Aleppo and elsewhere, and his encounters with Syrians as they bathe. In his portrayal of life in the hammams he reveals how these ancient institutions cater for both body and soul, and through his conversations with the bathers within, he provides insights into the grass roots of contemporary Syrian society. Approximately 100 colour photographs accompany the text, portraying the traditional neighbourhoods of Damascus and Aleppo, and the almost religious feel of the hammams. The author''s intimate portraits of the baths'' employees and bathers show a unique side of Syria rarely exposed to the outside world.



A House In Damascus Before The Fall

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Author: Brian Stoddart
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 1614173567
Size: 71.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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A House In Damascus Before The Fall

by Brian Stoddart, A House In Damascus Before The Fall Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A House In Damascus Before The Fall books, As Syria confronts an uncertain future, A House in Damascus seeks to balance the Western view with the lives and views of the everyday people living in the world’s oldest continuing capital city Drawn from the author's experiences occurring immediately before the 2011-2012 social and political upheaval, each story traces the Old City of Damascus and its people's present through the past, capturing the universal human element often missing from the strategic and political accounts. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Brian Stoddart is an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University in Melbourne. Trained as a social historian, he now works as an international higher education reform consultant in countries such as Lao PDR, Cambodia, Jordan and Syria. www.professorbrianstoddart.com



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Release: 1977
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Size: 36.90 MB
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Category : Archaeology
Languages : en
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The Cities Book

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Release: 2006
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Size: 18.46 MB
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Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 427
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The Cities Book

by , The Cities Book Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cities Book books, Following the success of the bestselling The Travel Book comes The Cities Book, a new pictorial coffee-table book that ventures into the top 200 cities in the world, as voted by Lonely Planet travellers, authors and staff.A gorgeous gift for travellers and dreamers alike, The Cities Book evokes the soul of each city in a lavish double-page spread filled with stunning images and captivating information. Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City are the Canadian entries.Included are vital statistics, such as population and the age of the city, as well as more intimate details, such as the city's origins, its local name and urban myths. Recommendations of the best things to see, do, eat and drink are also included, in case The Cities Book inspires readers to pack their bags and pay a visit.Additional sections of The Cities Book cover the evolution of the city, ancient cities, lost cities and cities of the future.



Syria

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Author: Stefano Bianca
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi
Release: 2007
ISBN:
Size: 13.90 MB
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Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 306
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by Stefano Bianca, Syria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Syria books, Reflects the work done by the Historic Cities Programme, a branch of the Aga Kahn Trust for Culture.



Africa Research Bulletin

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Release: 1994
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Category : Africa
Languages : en
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The Citadel Of Cairo 1176 1341

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Author: Nasser O. Rabbat
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Release: 1991
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Size: 73.56 MB
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Category : Architecture, Mameluke
Languages : en
Pages : 716
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The Citadel Of Cairo 1176 1341

by Nasser O. Rabbat, The Citadel Of Cairo 1176 1341 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Citadel Of Cairo 1176 1341 books, This dissertation reconstructs one of the major works of military and palatial architecture in the Middle Ages, the Citadel of the Mountain (QaI'at aI-Jabal) in Cairo. It traces its development from its inception in 1176 under Salah aI-Din al-Ayyubi until it reached its definitive and most monumental form under aI-Nasir Muhammad (1293-1341, with two interruptions). The dissertation focuses on the part of the Citadel called today the southern enclosure, which was the residence of the sultan, and of which only the congregational mosque remains standing. It analyzes the different stages of its topographic and architectural development using primarily references collated from the chronicles, biographical compendia, and legal documents of the Mamluk period, and secondarily surface archeology, toponymy, and typological comparisons with extant Bahri Mamluk palaces in Cairo. Through the reconstruction of the Citadel, the study addresses a number of wider methodological and historical issues. It evaluates the influence of the Mamluk socio-political hierarchy on the structure of the palatial complex and on the conceptualization of its spaces and forms. It stresses the importance of construing the architectural vocabulary of the period in its proper historical context. And finally, the dissertation questions the modern perception of the architectural development in a medieval Islamic environment by emphasizing the difference between its secular and religious architecture, and by showing how this perception is disproportionately molded by the latter.



Indica

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Release: 2004
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Size: 45.39 MB
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Category : India
Languages : en
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Mimar

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Release: 1986
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Size: 44.62 MB
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Category : Architecture
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