Historic Tunis and modern Sicily-two examples of urban multicultural exchange

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The article deals with the research theme of an international seminar "Multicultural and Urban Fabrics Types in the South and Eastern Mediterranean" held in Trani, Italy in 2003. The article reflects on two examples of urban multicultural exchange. Past and present migrations and cultural relations have favored in the course of Mediterranean exchange, the creation of architectural particularities and a great wealth and variety of urban art and life. As a crossroads for millennia and a passage-way between East and West, which effectively has an outstanding richness witness of historical cultural exchange, especially in regions such us Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and, above all, in Sicily, the main characteristic of the Mediterrenean is "multiplicity".The article describes examples of Sicily and Tunisia as forms of multicultural co-habitation and urban transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticultural Urban Fabric and Types in the South and Eastern Mediterranean
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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