Volume 17, Issue 1 (2010)                   IQBQ 2010, 17(1): 109-125 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University
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Public bathes have much importance in Islamic cities, after the most significant structures like mosques and schools. There are a number of factors affecting the construction of bathes among which temperature regulation, humidity, access path, location in the urban texture, watercourses, and construction of exit paths are the most important. This study tries to make a comparative analysis of the architectures of bathes during Safavid and Qajar in order to reveal factors affecting their construction as well as the types of architecture implemented. Consequently, 13 public bathes were recognized and examined. The data elicited was then subjected to SPSS for further statistical investigation. Nonparametric Spearman correlation test was utilized to know the relationship among the variables and the factors affecting the architectures. The findings reveal a number of factors to be in statistically high correlation.
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Received: 2009/05/25 | Accepted: 2010/01/23 | Published: 2010/02/20