Book Title: The Arab City and Modernity.
Author: Khalid Ziyadeh.
Publisher: Riad El-Rayyes.
Date of publication: 2019.
Number of pages: 255.
Riad El-Rayyes published Khalid Ziyadeh’s The Arab City and Modernity in 2019. This book builds on a significant body of works by the author, who has written about modernisation and modernity since authoring a book on the causes of European progress. He has also written about the books published following the wave of eighteenth-century diplomatic missions to Europe which carried the desire for modernisation to the Islamic world. Furthermore, Ziyadeh has written books on Arabic and Islamic cities, and texts relating to them. For its part, this book contributes to a growing scholarship on cities in the Islamic world in the modern era, and is among the texts, both by Arabic and non-Arabic scholars, which focus on urban history. This is a work which mounts a considered challenge to many of the longstanding stereotypes concerning Arabic and Islamic urban history.