The architecture of Islamic public baths of North Africa and the Middle East: an analysis of their internal spatial configurations

  title={The architecture of Islamic public baths of North Africa and the Middle East: an analysis of their internal spatial configurations},
  author={Magda Sibley and Iain Jackson},
  journal={Architectural Research Quarterly},
  pages={155 - 170}
The hammams (or Islamic bath-houses), commonly known as ‘Turkish baths’, are one of the key urban facilities in Islamic cities. They evolved from the Roman and Byzantine public baths, as these were assimilated when the Umayyad dynasty conquered Byzantine territories in the Middle East between AD 661 and 750. Early hammams were built in the eighth century by the Umayyad rulers who established their capital in Damascus. The most famous ones are Qusayr Amra, in today's north-eastern desert of… 

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