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Spatial fragmentation and bottom-up appropriations: the case of Safavid Isfahan

Falahat, Somaiyeh; Shirazi, M. Reza

It is widely claimed that there was a clear spatial continuity in the evolution of the traditional Middle Eastern city, with every new development the result of an intelligent, albeit unplanned, evolution of pre-existing doctrines of construction. However, as far as the new Safavid urban development of seventeenth-century Isfahan (in Iran) is concerned, it is possible to distinguish a spatial fragmentation, in terms of urban pattern and urban structure, between the old texture and new extensions.
Published in: Urban history, 10.1017/s0963926814000133, Cambridge University Press
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