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The Arab contribution to Islamic art : from the seventh to the fifteenth centuries

Author: Wijdan Ali; Jamʻīyah al-Malakīyah lil-Funūn al-Jamīlah (Jordan)
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : American University in Cairo Press, ©1999.
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"Islamic civilization represents one of the richest and most prolific phases in the cultural history of humanity. Yet it did not generate serious and widespread interest in the West until the beginning of the twentieth century, when art historians and archaeologists began to analyze and evaluate it from their own point of view and according to their own esthetics. This book attempts to appraise the early periods of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wijdan Ali; Jamʻīyah al-Malakīyah lil-Funūn al-Jamīlah (Jordan)
ISBN: 9774244761 9789774244766
OCLC Number: 49874606
Notes: "Dar el Kutub 1917/98"--Title page verso.
"The Royal Society of Fine Arts, Jordan."
Description: 173 pages [30] plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabia --
The Umayyads 661-750 --
The ʻAbbasids 750-1258 --
al-Andalus : The Arabs in Spain 711-1494 --
The Fatimids 909-1171.
Responsibility: Wijdan Ali.

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