Hammams and the contemporary city: the case of Isfahan, Iran

@article{Sarmento2014HammamsAT,
  title={Hammams and the contemporary city: the case of Isfahan, Iran},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Sarmento and Zahra Kazemi},
  journal={International Journal of Heritage Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={138 - 156}
}
Hammams, or public baths, are an essential part of the social life in urban Islam. Often, they have a rich and inspiring architecture. In Iran and, in particular, in Isfahan – a large and historic city in central of Iran – numerous hammams were built since the Safavid dynasty (1501–1722). Social and urban changes have resulted in a significant decline in the number of hammams over the years. This paper starts by describing the multiple dimensions of hammams, such as their main architecture… Expand
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