Books and Articles

Books to buy in the Bookstore:
Alsayyad, Nezar, Cairo Histories of a City, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 2011

Compagni, Dino, Dino Compagni’s Chronicle of Florence, trans., Daniel E. Bronstein, University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1993

Lewis, R. W. B., The City of Florence Historical Vistas and Personal Sightings, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York, 1995


On Reserve in the library (Note: All of the articles are on electronic reserve and accessible through the “Courses” site. Some of the excerpts have also been scanned and are on the “Courses” site. It will be useful, however, to look at other parts of these books as well, not just the pages assigned for class discussions. Please be respectful of the other class members and do not remove reserve books from the library for any reason. Thanks!)
Abu-Lughod, Janet, “The Islamic City – Historic Myth, Islamic Essence and Contemporary Relevance,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 19, no. 2 (1987): 155-76 (Electronic)

Alsayyad, Nezar, Cities and Caliphs: on the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism, New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Ibn Batuta. Travels, A.D. 1325-1354. Cambridge [Eng.], 1958.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. Islamic Architecture of Cairo, An Introduction. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1989.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Cairo of the Mamluks: a history of the architecture and its culture, London and New York: I.B. Tauris; in the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Bozdogan, Sibel, “Architectural History in Professional Education: Reflections on Postcolonial Challenges to the Modern Survey,” Journal of Architectural Education (1984-), Vol. 52, No. 4 (May, 1999), pp. 207-215 (Electronic)

Davis, Charles, "Topographical and History Propaganda in Early Florentine Chronicles and in Villani," Medioevo e  Rinascimento, Annuario, 2 (1988): 33-51. (Electronic)

Elet, Yvonne, “Seats of Power: The Outdoor Benches of Early Modern Florence,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 61, No. 4 (Dec., 2002), pp. 444-469 (Electronic)

Fernandes, Leonor, “The Foundation of Baybars al-Jashankir: Its Waqf, History, and Architecture,” Muqarnas, Vol. 4 (1987), pp. 21-42 (Electronic)

Jayyani, Salama K., Holod, Renatta, Petruccioli, Attilio and Andre Raymond, eds. The City in the Islamic World, vol. 2., Brill: The Netherlands, 2008

Kostof, Spiro, A History of Architecture Settings and Rituals, Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 363-373.

Nelson, Robert S., “Living on the Byzantine Borders of Western Art,” Gesta, Vol. 35, No. 1 (1996), pp. 3-11 (Electronic)

Rabbat, Nasser, Mamluk History Through Architecture Monuments, Culture and Politics in Medieval Egypt and Syria, I. B. Tauris, London and New York, 2010

Ratté, Felicity, Picturing the City in Medieval Italian Painting, McFarland Press, 2006, pp. 1-15, 119-161 and 162-192

Trachtenberg, Marvin, “Archaeology, Merriment, and Murder: The First Cortile of the Palazzo Vecchio and Its Transformations in the Late Florentine Republic,” The Art Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 4 (Dec., 1989), pp. 565-609 (Electronic)

Trachtenberg, Marvin, Dominion of the Eye: Urbanism, Art and Power in Early Modern Florence, Cambridge, 1997

Trexler, Richard, Public Life in Renaissance Florence, Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London, 1980

Toker, Franklin K. B.,  “Florence Cathedral: The Design Stage,” The Art Bulletin, Vol. 60, No. 2 (Jun., 1978), pp. 214-231 (Electronic)

Toker, Franklin, On Holy Ground: Liturgy, Architecture and Urbanism in the Cathedral and the Streets of Medieval Florence, Harvey Miller, 2009

Warner, Nicholas, The Monuments Of Historic Cairo: A Map and Descriptive Catalogue (American Research Center in Egypt's Conservation) (American Research Center in Egypt Conservation). AUC Press, 2005

Wheatley, Paul, The Places where Men Pray Together: Cities in Islamic Lands Seventh through the Tenth Centuries, Chicago, 2001

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