The term minaret derives from the Arabic word manara and indicated signal towers before designating all the various types, particularly those that were located near mosques and were used to call the faithful to prayer (ma'dhana). Towers appear to have been an optional feature of early mosques. Later, the main purpose of the tower as a sign of the presence of a concrete mosque from the Umayyad period to the present day has been entirely replaced by a more generic meaning as a universal symbol of the presence of Islam. Its typology is closely associated with local building traditions. The shape, height, decoration depends on the region, era and dynasty. The study aims to highlight the various architectural plans through the most used planimetric schemes, describing the techniques used for their construction.

Architettura dei minareti: forme, modelli e strutture / Lamia Hadda. - In: BOLLETTINO DELL'ACCADEMIA DEGLI EUTELETI DELLA CITTÀ DI SAN MINIATO. - ISSN 2281-521X. - STAMPA. - 89:(2022), pp. 265-281.

Architettura dei minareti: forme, modelli e strutture

Lamia Hadda
2022

Abstract

The term minaret derives from the Arabic word manara and indicated signal towers before designating all the various types, particularly those that were located near mosques and were used to call the faithful to prayer (ma'dhana). Towers appear to have been an optional feature of early mosques. Later, the main purpose of the tower as a sign of the presence of a concrete mosque from the Umayyad period to the present day has been entirely replaced by a more generic meaning as a universal symbol of the presence of Islam. Its typology is closely associated with local building traditions. The shape, height, decoration depends on the region, era and dynasty. The study aims to highlight the various architectural plans through the most used planimetric schemes, describing the techniques used for their construction.
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