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Title Syria : medieval citadels between East and West / edited by Stefano Bianca.

Published Turin, Italy : Umberto Allemandi for The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  956.91 SYRI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 306 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, plans ; 28 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 303-304.
Summary "The title 'Citadels Between East and West' was chosen not only to highlight the architecture of the three grand Syrian castles which constitute the main subject of this book, but also because it hints at the various currents of cultural history that fluctuated through the Near East and out of which these buildings have emerged. Acknowledging the complexity of the matter, the three citadels are presented from several points of view, including historical background, cultural implications, site conditions, architectural evolution and rehabilitation measures. Casting the net as wide meant engaging in a multicultural discourse, particularly since the three sites stand at the geographic centre of the Islam world and have been built (or occupied) at the peak, as it were, of the medieval history of Islam and Christian Europe. Hence it was unavoidable to raise issues related to other cultural regions - within and outside the Islamic domain - and to focus on both earlier historical precedents and later architectural offshoots."--Intro.
Other author Bianca, Stefano.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Subject Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Syria.
Architecture and society -- Syria.
Citadel (Aleppo, Syria)
Citadel (Cairo, Egypt)
ISBN 9788842214496 (paperback)