İslam Medeniyetinde Bağdat (Medînetü’s Selâm) Uluslararası Sempozyum, 7-8-9- Kasım 2008 [Baghdad (Medinat al-Salam) in Islam International Symposium, 7-8-9- November 2008], published by the Waqf of Marmara University Faculty of Theology, Istanbul, March 2011, 2 volumes
The Faculty of Theology of Marmara University and IRCICA had collaborated towards this symposium with Umraniye Municipality (Istanbul) as the sponsor, on 7-9 November 2008 at Marmara University. It was conceived as a large-scale academic event with wide subject scope. Since it was the first symposium on this subject, its theme has not been restricted to any specific periods or topics and left unlimited, to cover all aspects of Baghdad during the Islamic period. The 74 papers which were presented during the symposium have been edited by Prof. İsmail Safa Üstün, compiled in two large volumes and published by the Waqf of Marmara University Faculty of Theology. The papers are in their language of presentation (Arabic or Turkish). After the foreword of the editor, the book begins with the opening addresses which were delivered by the Mayor of Umraniye Mr. Hasan Can, the Director General of IRCICA Dr: Halit Eren, the Dean of Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology Prof. Dr. Raşit Küçük, the Rector of Marmara University Prof. Dr. Necla Pur, and the Secretary General of the OIC Prof. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu.
In view of the width of the theme which necessarily leaves countless pertinent topics uncovered, and taking into consideration the great interest aroused by the symposium, its organisers and participants had agreed on the need and potential benefits of convening this symposium periodically. Meantime, the present two volumes of papers constitute a rich body of literature that can help to promote studies in this field until a second symposium is convened.
The book is arranged according to the following section titles: Foundation of Baghdad, Political and Social Formations in Baghdad, Cultural Formations in Baghdad, Mongol Invasion and Baghdad, Non-Muslims in Baghdad, Economic Structure of Baghdad, Sufism in Baghdad, Ottoman-Iran Relations and Baghdad, Fiqh and Arabic Language in Baghdad, Ottoman Administration in Baghdad, Fine Arts in Baghdad, Architecture in Baghdad, Travelers in Baghdad, Baghdad in the Modern Period, Music in Baghdad, Institutions in Baghdad.