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Byzantium and Islam : age of transition, 7th-9th century

Author: Brandie Ratliff; Helen C Evans; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.
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This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandie Ratliff; Helen C Evans; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588394576 1588394573 9781588394583 1588394581 9780300179507 0300179502
OCLC Number: 759174362
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition Byzantium and Islam : age of transition (7th-9th century), held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, March 14-July 8, 2012.
Description: xvii, 332 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
Contents: Byzantium. Byzantium and Islam : age of transition (7th-9th century) / Helen C. Evans. Gerasa / Lisa R. Brody ; Heraclius / Helen C. Evans ; Classical survival / Helen C. Evans ; Sasanian expansion to the Mediterranean / Alexander Nagel --
Christian communities during the early Islamic centuries / Brandie Ratliff. Sinai from the seventh to the ninth century : continuity in the midst of change / Hieromonk Justin of Sinai ; Icons from the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai / Kathleen Corrigan ; Arab Christians ; Sidney H. Griffith ; The Syriac Church / Nancy Khalek ; Coptic Christianity / Elizabeth S. Bolman ; The White Monastery Federation and the angelic life / Elizabeth S. Bolman ; The Coptic Monastery of Bawit / Dominique Bénazeth ; The Stylites of Syria / Brandie Ratliff ; Mosaics during the Byzantine and early Islamic periods / Robert Schick ; Jews and Judaism between Byzantium and Islam / Steven Fine ; Christian mosaics in early Islamic Jordan and Palestine : a case of regional iconoclasm / Finbarr B. Flood --
Commerce. "Ornaments of excellence" from "the miserable gains of commerce" : luxury art and Byzantine culture / Thelma K. Thomas. Arab-Byzantine coins : money as cultural continuity / Clive Foss ; Weights and measures from Byzantium and Islam / Stefan Heidemann ; Silks / Thelma K. Thomas ; Dress styles from Syria to Libya / Cäcilia Fluck ; Materials and techniques of late antique and early Islamic textiles found in Egypt / Kathrin Colburn ; Animal motifs / Mina Moraitou ; Vine rinceaux / Gabriele Mietke ; Inscribed textiles / Cäcilia Fluck ; Inscribed objects / Robert Schick ; Jewelry : ideologies and transformation / Stephen R. Zwirn ; Women / Mina Moraitou --
Islam. Country estates, material culture, and the celebration of princely life : Islamic art and the secular domain / Anna Ballian. Qasr al-Mshatta / Anna Ballian ; Al-Fudayn / Anna Ballian ; Al-Qastal / Anna Ballian ; An Abbasid residence at al-Humayma / Rebecca M. Foote ; Ornamental motifs in early Islamic art / Mina Moraitou ; Fustat / Iman R. Abdulfattah ; Secular inscriptions / Mina Moraitou --
Faith, religion, and the material culture of early Islam / Finbarr B. Flood. Religious inscriptions in early Islamic art / Linda Komaroff ; The Qur'an / Finbarr B. Flood.
Responsibility: edited by Helen C. Evans, with Brandie Ratliff.

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