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03 December 2005

Faciliities and Amenities of the Cities in the Epoch of Samanids

http://www.varorud.org/english/analitics/society/society170903.html

According to the classification of the X-th century geographers urban populated units were divided into two types: cities (big) - shahr and towns (small) - shahrak. There existed certain criteria for qualification status. Here can be referred, for example, an availability of a citadel (Shahristan) surrounded by a defense wall as a bulwark of a local administration, Friday mosque, public bath-house, market and a number of other tokens. It is quite obvious that a mediaeval city was formed on the base of large feudal homesteads with domineering castles.


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