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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Abdalrazzaq Moaz

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


  • PhD, Université de Provence, Aix-Marseille 1, Aix- en-Provence, France, 1991
  • D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Études Approfondies), Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1987
  • BA, University of Damascus, Syria, 1985 (History)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Islamic Studies; Arabic Studies; Islamic History; History of Islamic Art and Architecture; Middle Eastern History; Cultural Heritage

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Courses Recently Taught

  • The History of Islamic Architecture in the Middle East

Publication Highlights

  • Houses in Damascus, From the 17th century until the 19th century, Court records archives and Architectural Studies (to be published).
  • Sarouja Quarter In Damascus: Processes of Urban Development in an Islamic City: the North Western Suburb in Damascus (12th 19th centuries) (to be published).
  • Residences, Castles, Settlements;Transformation Processes from Late Antiquity to Early Islam in Bilad Al-Sham, Eds: Karin Batl and Abdal-Razzaq Moaz, Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, 2008
  • "The Ayyubid Era: Conflicts and coexistence in Medieval Syria", with Emily Shovelton, Discover Islamic Art, ed. Museum Without Frontiers, 2007.
  • Ayyubid Syria, in series ed. Museum without Frontiers, submitted in 2005 (to be published)
  • "Sarouja quarter: The Formation of a Neighbourhood in Damascus (12th-16th century); Urban development, Architecture, and the Elite", Le Citta Medievali, ed. A. Casamento and E. Guido, Palermo, 2002
  • "The Minbar of the Aqsa Mosque; Wood work in 12th Century Syria-Palestine", International Congress on: Islamic Arts and Crafts, IRCICA (Turkey)  and the Ministry of Culture in Iran, Isfahan, 2002, to be published by IRCICA, Istanbul.
  • "Domestic Architecture, Notables and Power: A Neighborhood in late Ottoman Damascus", 10th Congress of Turkish Art, held in Geneva in September 1995 and published in Geneva, 1999
  • "Processes of Urban Development in an Islamic City: the North Western Suburb in Damascus (12th 19th centuries), in the Japanese Journal iichico: Journal of Intercultural and Transdisciplinary Studies, no 47, spring 1998, special issue on: Urban Environment, pp. 55-81.
  • "The Urban Fabric of an Extra mural Quarter of Damascus during the 19th century", The Syrian Land, Processes of Integration and Fragmentation in Bilad al- Sham in the 18th to the 20th century, edited by Thomas Philipp and Birgit Schaebler, Berliner Islamstudien, Band 6, 1998, 165-183.
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