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District Communities in the Late Feudal Period of Bukhara (Based on the History
of its Districts)
Община Позднефеодального Города Бухары: В Связи С Историей Кварталов
This work aims
to analyse inner-city life and everyday living in the city district community.
It describes all the districts of Bukhara from a historical point of view using
documents mainly produced between the ninth – eleventh centuries, but with some
dating from later centuries. The development of the early medieval city was a
continuous process, which led to the conversion of rural outskirts into city
districts on several occasions in history.
provides a plan of djaribs (districts in Bukhara), and topographical and
terminology dictionaries. There is no separate bibliography enclosed. Any
references to general and scientific sources are produced in footnotes located
on each page. The book provides illustrations, including maps and plans of djaribs,
and black and white photos of the city and separate buildings.
provides an overview of the historical studies on the city of Bukhara before
outlining her methodology.
She defines the terms of ‘residential
districts’, and the meaning of living environments and social networks in the
cities of the late Mediaeval period.
The author lists
all the districts registered by diwankushbegi (the office of the
Vizier) at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and
provides an ethnographic description of nearly 200 of Bukhara’s districts along
with their division into djaribs. Based on this analysis she provides a general overview of
She then analyses the process of the
formation of the districts, and their role in the development of the medieval
city. She examines the findings
on the residential districts and gives a historical assessment.
The list of
topographical entries at the end of the book depict the city and district
gates, djaribs and ‘mahalla’ (inner-city districts), the
districts and their constituent parts: i.e., markets and other trading
establishments, public establishments, mosques, madrasas, mazars (tombs
of the Saints), cemeteries, water sources, bridges, both cultivated
agricultural land and land for general use.