This contribution comes from written sources of the city of Enna made on the basis of a search experience that, starting from the 70’s, has interested many medieval towns of the island, based on the observation that in the history of the city, beyond the testimonies and written sources, the same urban areas constitute a fundamental base of knowledge. Enna, conquered by Muslims in the year 254 of Hegira (858-859), had to continue having a leading role, so as to be fully islamized, as shows the analysis of urbanized structure, particularly the persistence of the scheme alleyway – courtyard. The presence of toponyms, urban tracks, constitute valuable indicators of the influence excersized over the city during the Muslim occupation. The urban component cannot be merely the result of a stable and lasting settlement, which surely manifested itself in other areas still poorly known. The deepening of the issues examined might provide us with new elements for understanding the settlement phase of Islamic age in Enna, which goes, without a doubt, undoubtedly recognized the important role played within the province of Dar al Islam.

Medieval Survival in the urban area of Enna

PATTI, DANIELA
2012

Abstract

This contribution comes from written sources of the city of Enna made on the basis of a search experience that, starting from the 70’s, has interested many medieval towns of the island, based on the observation that in the history of the city, beyond the testimonies and written sources, the same urban areas constitute a fundamental base of knowledge. Enna, conquered by Muslims in the year 254 of Hegira (858-859), had to continue having a leading role, so as to be fully islamized, as shows the analysis of urbanized structure, particularly the persistence of the scheme alleyway – courtyard. The presence of toponyms, urban tracks, constitute valuable indicators of the influence excersized over the city during the Muslim occupation. The urban component cannot be merely the result of a stable and lasting settlement, which surely manifested itself in other areas still poorly known. The deepening of the issues examined might provide us with new elements for understanding the settlement phase of Islamic age in Enna, which goes, without a doubt, undoubtedly recognized the important role played within the province of Dar al Islam.
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