The Middle Eastern City and Islamic Urbanism: An Annotated Bibliography of Western Literature. Ed. M.Bonine. Bonn, 1994. (RFA 10.55.11)

Bennison, Amira K., and A.L. Gascoigne. Cities in the Pre-modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society. New York, 2007. (WID-LC HT 147.5 .B38 2007)

AlSayyad, Nezar. Cities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism. New York, 1991. (FA 2999.40.301.7)

Djaït, Hichem. Al-Kufa: naissance de la ville islamique. Paris, 1986. (FA 1945.503.2)

Northedge, Alastair. The Historical Topography of Samarra. London, 2005. (FAL-LC DS79.9.S3 N67 2005)

Milwright, Marcus. An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology. Edinburgh, 2010. (FAL-LC DS56.M527 2010)

International Conference on Urbanism in Islam (1989: Tokyo). Proceedings. Tokyo, 1989. 5 vols. (FA 2999.40.201.8).

Cuneo, Paolo. Storia dell'urbanistica: Il mondo islamico. Rome, 1986. (FA 2998.101.3.25)

Well-illustrated survey, covering the Muslim world from North Africa to India.

Hakim, Besim S. Arabic-Islamic Cities: Building and Planning Principles. London, 1986. (FA 2999.40.301.1)

Lapidus, Ira. Muslim Cities in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge, 1967. (Widener Asia 72.429); also available online

Middle Eastern Cities: A Symposium on Ancient, Islamic, and Contemporary Middle Eastern Urbanism. Ed. by Ira Lapidus. Berkeley, 1979. (FA 2999.40.201)

Bianca, Stefano. Urban Form in the Arab World: Past and Present. New York, 2000. (Loeb Design NA9245 .B53 2000)

The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History. Ed. by Mohammad Gharipour. Cairo, 2012. (FAL-LC HF 5475.I74 B39 2012x)

Scharabi, Mohamed. Der Bazar: Das traditionelle Stadtzentrum im Nahen Osten und seine Handelseinrichtungen. Tübingen, 1985. (WID-LC HF 5475.N33 S3 1985)

Gaube, Heinz. Der Bazar von Isfahan. Wiesbaden, 1978. (FA 1925.463.12)

Babaie, Sussan. Isfahan and its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi'ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran. Edinburgh, 2008. (FAL-LC NA1487.I8 B33 2008)

Blake, Stephen. Shahjahanabad: The Sovereign City in Mughal India, 1639-1739. Cambridge, 1991. (WID-LC DS486.D3 B55 1990)

Schinasi, May. Kaboul 1773-1948: naissance et croissance d'une capitale royale. Naples, 2008. (WID-LC DS375.K2 S34 2008x F)

Kafescioğlu, Çiğdem. Constantinopolis / Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital. University Park, Pa., 2009. (FAL-LC NA1370 .K34 2009)

Cerasi, Maurice. The Istanbul Divanyolu: A Case Study in Ottoman Urbanity and Architecture. Würzburg, 2004. (FAL-LC DR738.5.D59 C47 2004)

Neglia, Giulia. Aleppo: Processes of Formation of the Medieval Islamic City = Aleppo: Processi di formazione della città medievale islamica. Bari, 2009. (FAL-LC NA9246.S92 A44 2009)

Watenpaugh, H. The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Leiden, 2004. (FAL-LC NA1489.7. A43 W37 2004)

Barrucand, Marianne. Urbanisme princier en Islam: Meknès et les villes royales islamiques post-médiévales. Paris, 1985. (FA 2002.670.1)

Raymond, André. Grandes villes arabes à l'époque ottomane. Paris, 1985. (FA 2999.40.460.3)

Shorter Engl. version publ. as: The Great Arab Cities in the 16th-18th Centuries: An Introduction. New York, 1984. (FA 2999.40.460.1)

Weber, Stefan. Damascus: Ottoman Modernity and Urban Transformation (1808-1918). 2 vols. Århus, 2009. (WID-LC NA7419.S93 D3 2009x)

Çelik, Zeynep. Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations: Algiers under French Rule. Berkeley, 1997. (FA 2004.509.12)

Scharabi, Mohamed. Kairo: Stadt und Architektur im Zeitalter des europäischen Kolonialismus. Tübingen, 1989. (FA 2010.546.67)

An illustrated catalogue of architecture in 19th- and early 20th-century Cairo.

Goad, Charles E. Insurance Plan of Cairo, Egypt. Scale 1:2400. London, 1905. (Map Coll. MAP-LC G2494.C2 G6 1905 pf); also available online

Alexandria beyond the Myth: Architecture, Archaeology, Urban Change = Alessandria d'Egitto oltre il mito: architettura, archeologia, trasformazioni urbane. Ed. Luisa Ferro & Cristina Pallini. Boves, 2009. (FAL-LC NA9275 .A45 2009)

Goad, Charles E. Insurance Plan of Alexandria, Egypt. London, 1898-1905. (Map Coll. MAP-LC G2494.A5 G6 1898 pf); also available online

Zandi-Sayek, Sibel. Ottoman Izmir: The Rise of a Cosmopolitan Port, 1840/1880. Minneapolis, 2012. (WID-LC DS51.I9 Z36 2012)

Goad, Charles E. Plan d'assurance de Smyrne (Smyrna), Turquie. Scale 1:3600. London, 1905. (Map Coll. MAP-LC G2214.I9 G6 1905 pf); also available online

Çelik, Zeynep. The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century. Seattle, 1986. (FA2999.41.541.3.2)

Gül, Murat. The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City. London, 2009. (Loeb Design DR 731.G85 2009)

Ayverdi, E.H. 19. Asırda İstanbul Haritası. Scale 1:20,000. Istanbul, 1958. (Map Coll. MAP-LC G2214.I8 A9 1958 f)

Goad, Charles E. Plan d'assurance de Constantinople. London, 1904-1905 -- online at Archnet

Charles Edouard Goad'ın İstanbul Sigorta Haritaları. Istanbul, 2007. (MapColl. MAP-LC G2214.I8 C53 2006 f)

Pervititch, Jacques. Jacques Pervititch Sigorta Haritalarında İstanbul = Istanbul in the Insurance Maps of Jacques Pervititch. Istanbul, 2000. (FA 2999.41.541.19 Folio)

Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Wiesbaden, 1977-1993. (FA 111.60.26 PF)

More than 400 color maps covering the social & economic history of the Near East, from prehistory to the present. Includes city maps. Text in English & German.

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