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This section of the book contains a list of illustrations that are mentioned in the book Historic Cities of the Islamic World. The illustrations include pictorial representation of Tāj Maḥall, tombstones in main tomb chamber, Baghdad, and Mosque-madrasa of sultan Ḥasan. Much has been written on the post-conquest development of the Islamic city. There is its continuity in sites with pre-Islamic urban settlements, from such disparate regions as Syria and Egypt of Classical Antiquity and Yemen of ancient South Arabian civilisation, and there is a continuity with the ancient world in public institutions like markets and baths. But there are differences in spatial development; admittedly, the Islamic city has a core of religio-public and communal buildings, as in the Classical world, but its residential areas stretch outwards to the periphery in a less planned, often apparently higgledy-piggledy, pattern, with a network of enclosed, private, blind alleys, often gated for defence.

Keywords: Islamic world; Sultan Ḥasan



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