1st Edition

Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate
From Contemporary Arabic and Persian Sources





ISBN 9781138080324
Published March 21, 2019 by Routledge
412 Pages

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Book Description

The history of Baghdad as a metropolis coincides with the history of the rise and fall of the Abbasid Caliphs. In this volume, first published in 1900 and written by a recognized authority in the field, the history of the city and of the Abbasid dynasty are closely interwoven so that, from a scholarly blending of contemporary records and discursive narrative, an accurate picture emerges of the state and society within the capital of the Muslim world during the period from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries.

Table of Contents

1. The Foundation of Baghdad  2. The City of Mansur  3. The City of Mansur (continued)  4. The Canals of Western Baghdad  5. The Kufah Highroad and the Karkh Suburb  6. The Canals of Karkh  7. The Quarters of the Lower Harbour  8. The Quarter of the Basrah Gate  9. The Shari Quarter and the Trench of Tahir  10. The Harbiyah Quarter  11. The Quarters of the Muhawwal Gate  12. Baratha, Muhawwal and the Kazimayn  13. Eastern Baghdad in General  14. Rusafah  15. The Shammasiyah Quarter  16. The Mukharrim Quarter  17. The Buyid Palaces  18. The Palaces of the Caliphs  19. The Palace Gates and Adjoining Quarters  20. The Quarters North of the Palaces  21. The Quarters East and South of the Palaces  22. Recapitulation and Authorities: Early Period  23. Recapitulation and Authorities: Middle Period  24. Recapitulation and Authorities: Final Period

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