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Cities as Built and Lived Environments

Scholarship from Muslim Contexts, 1875 to 2011

Edited by Aptin Khanbaghi


Published in Association with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

A collection of over 200 abstracts of research publications on cities, translated into three languages

From Tehran in Iran to Istanbul in Turkey, and from Herat in Afghanistan to Khartoum in Sudan, the rich diversity of the Muslim world is strikingly expressed through its myriad of cities. This reference volume presents over 200 abstracts of scholarship examining cities as both built and lived environments. They deal with the important subjects such as urban growth in the last 50 years, infrastructure and the environment and migration from rural areas. The historical periods covered span from the Umayyad Caliphate to the present day.

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Abstracts in English
Table of Contents
Index of Names
Index of Places
Index of Authors
Index of Keywords.

About the Author

Aptin Khanbaghi is a senior researcher and team leader for the MCA (Muslim Civilisations Abstracts) project at Aga Khan University. He received his doctorate from Cambridge University in Iranian studies. His academic interests include religious minorities in West Asia and cultural diversity in the Muslim world. Dr Khanbaghi is the author of The Fire, the Star and the Cross: Minority Religions in Medieval and Early Modern Iran (I. B. Tauris, 2006).


'The large-scale efforts of the editor, the scholars who completed the abstracts, and the translators who handled the transition between multiple languages, are to be praised. The work will be most useful for two main purposes: first, it provides scholars with abstracts of books that might be rare or difficult to find outside major research libraries, or outside the country of publication. Second, the volume can provide an overview of references in languages outside a scholar’s specialization, in order to gain first insights into the existing literature.'

- Patricia Blessing, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

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