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Preface to the Second edition
THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF CITIES
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Abbasid Abd al-Malik According al-Din al-Mahdi al-Mansur Allah Arab architecture Asia Baghdad bank beautiful became Beirut born brought buildings built Byzantine Cairo caliph called calligraphy capital centre century A.D. city of Delhi civilization Constantinople Cordoba Da'wah Delhi developed dynasty early east Eastern edition Egypt fact follows foundation founded frontier gardens gates governor Greeks Hanbali Harun al-Rashid houses important inhabitants Islamic cities Jami khalifah Kitab known Kufah Leiden lived London Madinah major mosque Makkah markets masjid Massisah Middle East minar missionary Mu'jam al-buldān Mughal Muhammad Muslim North noted origin palace period Persian political population Professor Prophet Qayrawan quarter Qutb reign religion religious river role Round Samarra scholars script Shi'ah situated society Spain spiritual style sultan Tigris Tinnis tion town Tunis Turkish Umayyad University urban walls Wasit writing Yaqut