Table of Contents
|List of tables|
|List of figures|
|Sources and methods||p. 27|
|The regional environment||p. 35|
|Samarra before the Abbasid period||p. 43|
|Al-Qadisiyya and the cities of the Qatul||p. 81|
|Surra Man Ra'a : the city of al-Mu'tasim||p. 97|
|The Dar al-Khilafa||p. 133|
|The military cantonments||p. 167|
|The palaces of al-Mutawakkil||p. 195|
|Al-Jaf'fari and al-Mutawakkiliyya||p. 211|
|Al-Haruni and the west bank of the Tigris||p. 225|
|The end of Abbasid Samarra : Samarra in the medieval and modern periods||p. 239|
|Samarra, Baghdad and other Islamic cities||p. 247|
|Al-Ya'qubi's description of Samarra in the Kitab al-Buldan||p. 267|
|The description of Samarra by Ibn al-Faqih al-Hamadhani||p. 274|
|Toponyms at Samarra known from texts||p. 276|
|Glossary of Arabic terms||p. 359|
|Source of figures||p. 363|
|Photographic credits||p. 365|
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