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The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament$
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Yasser Tabbaa

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474482189

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.001.0001

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The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals

The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals

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(p.477) Chapter Twenty-One The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals
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The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament
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Yasser Tabbaa

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0021

Examines the rise and of the Islamic hospital (bimaristan or dar al-Shifa’) in Abbasid Baghdad; its transmission to Syria, Palestine, Anatolia, and Egypt in the 12th and 13th centuries; and the various factors contributing to its prodigious spread and those that ultimately hindered its progress and continuity.

Keywords:   Jundishapur, Bimaristan, Baghdad, Damascus, Nur al-Din, Anatolia, Cairo, Bimaristan al-Nuri, Hospital Complex of Qalawun, Waqf, Usurpation of Waqfs

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