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The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City
Contributor(s): Miller, Susan Gilson (Editor), Bertagnin, Mauro (Editor), Gottreich, Emily R. (Contribution by)

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ISBN: 1934510068     ISBN-13: 9781934510063
Publisher: Harvard Graduate School of Design
OUR PRICE: $26.20  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2010
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BISAC Categories:
- Architecture | History - General
- Architecture | Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
- Architecture | Urban & Land Use Planning
Series: Aga Khan Program of the Graduate School of Design
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 6.4" W x 9.9" L (1.25 lbs) 200 pages
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

A collaborative work among historians, literary specialists, and architects, this collection is directed at filling the gap in our knowledge about minority neighborhoods in the southern Mediterranean.

A series of portraits examines the minority quarters of six Mediterranean cities: Fez, Marrakesh, Trani, Tangier, Palermo, and Istanbul. Each chapter documents the architectural reminders of minority presence: the houses, churches, synagogues, shrines, legations, and other public spaces that have been abandoned or converted to other uses. Authors also examine the everyday experiences that shaped physical space, such as family life, the economy, interactions with the rest of the city, relations with state authorities, and ties with the hinterland, the region, and the wider Mediterranean world. Finally, the book considers how minority space has been exploited and refashioned as a "place of memory" in which uncomfortable visions of the past have been revised and made suitable for current use.

Contributor Bio(s): Miller, Susan Gilson: - Susan Gilson Miller is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis.Bertagnin, Mauro: - Mauro Bertagnin is Professor of Technical Architecture in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Udine.Khuri-Makdisi, Ilham: - Ilham Khuri-Makdisi is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Northeastern University.
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