Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

Cities of the Middle East and North Africa : A Historical Encyclopedia

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The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa-from their founding to the present-highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance.


* Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa

* 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States

* Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts

* 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo

* 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location
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Product details

  • Hardback | 439 pages
  • 221 x 281.9 x 35.6mm | 1,519.55g
  • Santa Barbara, United States
  • English
  • 44 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1576079198
  • 9781576079195
  • 2,625,485

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"For academic libraries that support programs on the Islamic world and especially on the Middle East and Africa, this will be a welcome addition to their reference collections." - Reference & User Services Quarterly "Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia is a top pick for the high school to college-level collection where courses in Middle Eastern or North Africa ar given." - Midwest Book Review "Cities of the Middle East and North Africa is a truly unique and fascinating resource for historical, socioeconomic, and cultural information on the major cities of the North African and Arab worlds. . . . [this work] is best suited for large public, college, and research libraries. It is highly recommended for these collections." - Reference & User Services Quarterly "Recommended. All levels." - Choice "This volume will be a good addition to any academic or large public library so patrons can learn more about the history and current issues affecting the MENA region." - Booklist
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About Michael Richard Thomas Dumper

Michael R. T. Dumper is reader in Middle East politics at the University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, specializing in urbanism and religious institutions of the Middle East.



Bruce E. Stanley is provost at Huron University in London and a research fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter, Exeter, UK, specializing in Middle East political economy and urbanization.
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