Comparative urbanism in the Islamic Far West.

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Abstract

During the past ten years, archaeological research into the nature of medieval Islamic cities has been conducted in northern Morocco. The majority of this research has centered at the small port-fortress of Qsar es-Seghir on the Strait of Gibraltar. In the 13th century the town was enclosed within a circular fortification wall with 29 evenly spaced defensive towers and 3 double-bent-axis entry gates. Evidence from portions of 20 houses excavated reveal a uniformity in certain design principles juxtaposed against a diversity of decorative and layout details. Quantitative analyses are being conducted to characterize the assemblage, refine the chronology, and elucidate the community structure. -after Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-377
Number of pages23
JournalWorld Archaeology
Volume14
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Morocco
Medieval
layout
strait
chronology
community structure
town
community
evidence
Straits
Uniformity
Chronology
Gibraltar
Archaeological Research
Urbanism
Layout
Tower
Fortification
Medieval Period
Assemblages

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Comparative urbanism in the Islamic Far West. / Redman, Charles.

In: World Archaeology, Vol. 14, No. 3, 1983, p. 355-377.

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