Bruce Stanley, Michael Dumper "Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia"
ABC-CLIO | 2006-11-16 | ISBN: 1576079198 | 439 pages | PDF | 15 MB
This is a comprehensive reference work on major ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa from their beginnings to the present day. The editors provide 5000 years of historical coverage as they trace the full trajectory of each city, discuss ties to other cities and present a comparative analysis of the region. The A-Z entries feature information about each city's location, geography, demographics, climate and environmental issues, ancient and classical history, Islamic history, post-1800 CE history, architecture, religious significance, cultural issues, society, municipal features, economic issues and contemporary trends. Introductory essays explore general history and historiography, urban planning and modernization, poverty, interaction between cities, social welfare, culture, identity issues and the place of these cities within the world economy.