Salam-Liebich, Hyatt. 1983. The Architecture of the Mamluk City of Tripoli. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.
Salam-Liebich attempts to thoroughly study Mamluk Tripoli's building program through a systematic analysis of what remains in Tripoli considered in relation to the architectural and decorative elements of medieval monument found elsewhere. Primary and secondary historical materials dealing with the the Muslim world in general and the Fertile Crescent in particular, set the backdrop for this study. But the monuments themselves are the major source material for this study. The absence of coherent architectural descriptions of the caliber found for other cities, for example Cairo, Jerusalem, and Aleppo, archaeological findings are a significant source of information.