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Baladiyya
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, municipality, the term used in Turkish ( belediye ), Arabic, and other Islamic languages, to denote modern municipal institutions of European type, as against earlier Islamic forms of urban organisation [see madīna ]. The term, like so many modern Islamic neologisms and the innovations they express, first appeared in Turkey, where Western-style municipal institutions and services wer…

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Lewis, B., Hill, R.L., Samaran, Ch., Adam, A., Lambton, A.K.S., Davies, C. Collin, Badawi, M.A.Zaki and Prins, J., “Baladiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0095>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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