Iranian Cities: Formation and Development (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 2000 - History - 132 pages
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The author explores the rationale behind the physical structure and spatial patterns of traditional Iranian cities.
  

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Contents

The Islamic City Model
4
Iran
7
The Physical Environment and the City
9
The Physiography of Iran
10
Approximate Average Annual Precipitation in Iran
12
Population Distribution in Iran
13
Diagram of a Typical Qanat
16
Qanats in Kirman
17
Schematic Evolution of a Commercial City along a Trade Route
46
Bazar of Isfahan
48
RdstihBdzdr in Isfahan
50
Traditional City of Kirman
52
Traditional City of Sabzivar
54
The Main Street and Associated Elements
55
The City Center
56
The Contemporary Bazar of Sabzivar
57

The City of Savih
19
The Traditional City of Shiraz
21
n Uniformity of Buildings in Sabzivar
24
Typical Street in a Traditional Iranian City
25
Model of the Access System in the Traditional Iranian City
29
Street Patterns in Traditional Sabzivar
33
Plan of a Typical House in Arid Regions
37
Elements of an Affluent Family House in Arid Regions
38
Trade Historical Events and the City
40
The Old Iranian Trade Routes
42
Kdrvansaray near Tehran along the Ancient Silk Road
44
Religion Sociopolitical Structures and the City
62
Imamzadih Yahya
70
Traditional City of Mashhad
72
Movement of a Muharram Procession within the City of Sabzivar
76
Summary and Conclusions
85
Elements of a Typical Iranian Bazar
97
Sarayi HajZaman an Active Sardy in Sabzivar
100
notes
107
INDEX
129
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