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Founded Cities Of The Arab World From The Seventh To The Eleventh Centuries

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The subject of founded cities has application to the fairly extended period within which cities of major significance were created. As such, the present contribution deals not with any specific age but with social phenomena arising at moments of history that may be far distant from one another and may exhibit a variety of facets. Depending on the precise time they were created, these settlements are reflections of one or another dynamic and are peopled by one or another type of society. Herein lie, already, initial elements of differentiation. We have here a special kind of urban model: one whereby the city became organized very early on around a number of centres, and where we find a specific element of urban infrastructure, the citadel. The founded cities of the Arab-Muslim world correspond to various types, whether in terms of urban population, according to the periods in which they were created.

Keywords: Arab; citadel; founded cities; urban model



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