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The Function of Guns in Islamic Cities with Emphasis on Cities of Iran's Civilization

Author Affiliations

  • 1Member of Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, IRAN
  • 2Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University of Qazvin, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 79-86, July,2 (2015)


Islamic cities in the Middle-east have special features in terms of their structure, some of which are related to the pre-historic periods and some others have been formed in the special features of their period according to the problems and situations such as the effect of insecurity on city atmosphere and religious, cultural factors and geographical features. One of the most urbane elements in Middle-east cities is gates, which have had various functions during the history. The gates are so essential for the cities that during the history rarely can we find any city without a gate. The methodology of the present research is descriptive-analytic. The data were collected were collected based on the study of historic documents.


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