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Urban Autonomy in Medieval Islam : Damascus, Aleppo, Cordoba, Toledo, Valencia and Tunis (Hardcover)

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Amabe describes Muslim cities that were virtually autonomous, albeit mostly for a short time, after the collapse of traditionally large states. In many cases, later historians have portrayed the leaders of these essentially republican city-states as petty kings, he says, and only close study of Arabic sources shows that they were put and kept into place by popular will. One of his goals is to dispel the assumption that only Western Europe developed autonomous cities between the ninth and twelfth centuries, and that such cities were necessary for, and necessarily generated, merchant capitalism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 225.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Asia / General, Middle East / General
Series Title: Islamic History and Civilization
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Fukuzo Amabe
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51197356
UPC: 9789004310261
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-6331

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