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Historic Jeddah as a Unique Islamic City

Omer, Spahic (2021) Historic Jeddah as a Unique Islamic City. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilizational Studies, 4 (1). pp. 60-81. E-ISSN 2637-112X

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This article attempts to discuss historic Jeddah as a unique Islamic city. The focus is on the city’s rich history, its cosmopolitan character, its status as the gateway to Makkah, and its distinctive architecture. The goal of the article is to enrich discourses on Islamic urbanism and architecture. The article finds out that historic Jeddah’s morphology successfully met all the imposed environmental, socio-economic, cultural and religious requirements. The natural surroundings, the people and built environment were ingeniously integrated into an invigorating and vastly enriching urban as well as civilizational environment, which, even though relatable to time, space, styles and typologies, surpassed them all.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jeddah; Makkah; history; architecture; environment
Subjects: N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 16:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 16:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90354

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