Phenomenology of Waqf in material forming of islamic cities

Pirbabaei, Mohammad Taghi (2008) Phenomenology of Waqf in material forming of islamic cities. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Waqf as an abstract idea is a legal, social, and economic institution of fundamental importance in Islamic societies. Its decisive role in influencing, material forming, and developing urban space and structure has been formulated within the framework of Islamic urban studies. This paper through a material culture theory and practical findings of studies in Iranian historic city of Tabriz we discuss that Waqf as a social practice contribute to the construction and reconstruction of places and their spirits. This survey shows that in this city Waqf as a popular institution in social use was continuously modified and adapted according to the needs, wishes and ideas of the people involved with it.

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Languages: English
Keywords: Waqf; urban space; town planning; urban development; urban fabric; social aspects; intangible heritage; World heritage list
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: historic city of Tabriz, Iran
UNESCO WHC Number: 1346
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 09:09
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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