Churches Attracting Mosques: Religious Architecture in Early Islamic Syria

@inproceedings{Guidetti2015ChurchesAM,
  title={Churches Attracting Mosques: Religious Architecture in Early Islamic Syria},
  author={Mattia Guidetti},
  year={2015}
}
This chapter focuses on the early-medieval period in the Syrian region and discusses the place Christian churches occupied in Muslim discourse and practice. The church is put in direct connection with the mosque, suggesting how, in the early Islamic context of Syrian cities, the rise of mosques was indissoluble from the fate of late-antique churches. In Aleppo, a very early mosque was built in a former public space such as the main street departing from the Gate of Antioch. At the same time… Expand