Cittadella di Damasco Siria

Inserito da il 3 marzo 2009

MASTERPLAN PER IL RESTAURO ED IL RIUSO DELLA CITTADELLA DI DAMASCO – SIRIA – 2009

IV.19  MAPPING ACTUAL SITUATION

Existing documentation on the Citadel can be classified into three groups of documents: (i) historical documents, where the construction and the history of the Citadel is narrated, mentioned or otherwise documented, (ii) scholarly studies mainly of historical and archaeological nature, focusing on the military and political role of the Citadel or on its architectural features; (iii) official documents, mainly of government and other public organizations. Although there is no trace of previous socio-economic studies of the Citadel, we have found numerous instances of history and architectural studies, that have examined the Citadel from the point of view of its role in military architecture, as an innovative and important medieval structure.

Historical documents include a large number of Islamic sources, most of which are cited by Wulzinger and Watzinger (1924), Sauvaget (1939), Chevedden (1986), Hanish (1998), Allen (1999) Berthier (2006). These sources describe the building of the Citadel or dedicate some attention to it, its origin, its components and its role in various historical circumstances. Their main interest, however, is not the Citadel, but broader historical accounts of Damascus. The four studies cited, however, because they piece together these primary sources with exclusive reference to the Citadel, can be considered, in a sense, secondary historical sources, as well as scholarly studies.

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TAB.IV.3.3   TAB.IV.3.5  TAB.IV.3.6  TAB.IV.3.8

fasi  cittadella02  cittadella03  percorsi

PROGETTO:CEIS Centre for Economic and International Studies, E. Avallone, A. Giammarusti

PROGETTO ECONOMICO E DI FATTIBILITA’:

CEIS Centre for Economic and International Studies, L.P. Scandizzo

– CON: S. Orsi, A. Mastropietro

– ENTE BANDITORE: General Directorate of Antiquites and Museum (DGAM) Ministery of Culture, Syria

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