Mud brick architecture in Hadhramawt-Yemen under the Qu’aiti and Kathiri Sultanates

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Article publié dans « Earthern Architecture in Muslim Cultures »
Historical and Anthropological Perpectives
Édité par Stéphane Pradines
Chez Brill / Leiden

Hadhramawt is a vast, semi-arid region in the South of the Arabian Peninsula, situated between the immense Rubal-Khali desert (« the Empty Quarter ») and the Gulf of Aden. Its geography is simple, comprising a vast tabular plateau of tertiary Palacocene-Eocene limestones, the jol, deeply incised, down to Cretaceous sandstobnes layers, forming valley-oases. The average height of the plateau, above the valley floors, is three hundred meters.

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