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The Functional Aspects of Medieval Islamic Hospitals

Yasser Tabbaa

in The Production of Meaning in Islamic Architecture and Ornament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474482189
eISBN:
9781399509398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482189.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... More


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