Manah: An Omani Oasis, An Arabian Legacy, Architecture and Social History of an Omani Settlement
Type
book
Year
2011

This book is an attempt to understand the vernacular architecture of a corner of the Arabian Peninsula that has not received its due attention and the search for meaning within the Omani built environment.


It explores the architectural features and urban character of Harat al-Bilad, the principal settlement of Manah, an important oasis of central Oman. Originally a frontier settlement, Harat al-Bilad straddles the boundary between the foothills of the Green Mountains and the desert foreland and has long played an important role in the historical and cultural development of the region. Like its geographical namesake, Manah: An Omani Oasis, an Arabian Legacy crosses and defies boundaries. This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, including historians, architects, archaeologists, conservationists, and policymakers.

Citation

Bandyopadhyay, Soumyen. Manah: An Omani Oasis, An Arabian Legacy, Architecture and Social History of an Omani Settlement. Liverpool: University of Liverpool, 2011.

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Soumyen Bandyopadhyay

Country
Oman
Language
English
Dimensions
311 pages
Keywords
settlement (population activity)
vernacular architecture