White Tower (building)

URI https://medievalmideast.org/place/17614

The White Tower (manāra) near the eastern gate of Damascus

Names

  • Arabic: المنارة = al-Manāra 1
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Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād. 1 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993

Sources

  • 1Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 330, 331, 349 [Arabic].
    • Tower of Damascus: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 335, 338, 355 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “White Tower” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/17614.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML
  • Jessica Mutter: place categorization; abstract; and categorization, matching, and Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan
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