caravanserai

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caravansary, caravanserai

interior of a caravansary
1.In the middle east, a building or inn for the overnight lodging of travelers by caravan; usually enclosed by a solid wall and entered through a large gate.
2. By extension, any large inn or hotel.
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Such typological variation is equally evident in the mausoleum and the caravansarai and somewhat less so in the madrasa and the minaret.
Caravansarais from Syria are simultaneously discussed with their larger and better known counterparts in Anatolia, increasing our appreciation for the latter and expanding our mental map of medieval travel.