The contiguity between churches and mosques in early Islamic Bilād al-Shām

@article{Guidetti2013TheCB,
  title={The contiguity between churches and mosques in early Islamic Bilād al-Shām},
  author={Mattia Guidetti},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={76},
  pages={229 - 258}
}
  • Mattia Guidetti
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Abstract This article examines the transformation of the sacred landscape in the cities of Syria and Palestine from late antiquity to early Islam. This phase of urban and architectural history, often obscured by the changes brought in during the medieval period, is investigated through a close comparison of textual and material evidence related to the main urban religious complexes. It is suggested that the new Friday mosques were frequently built contiguous to Christian great churches… Expand
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