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Gardens took many forms in Islamic lands, from the quadripartite chahār bāgh to the stepped terrace garden, the simple courtyard with central water basin, and many other plans. In addition to simply offering respite from the hot arid conditions of the surrounding landscape, the garden could express important ideas about sovereignty, territory, stewardship, wealth, and religion. While …

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Ruggles, D. Fairchild, “Gardens”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27373>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269613, 2014, 2014-2

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