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The Dome of the Rock

Author: Oleg Grabar
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Dome of the Rock, the beautiful Muslim shrine in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was fully restored to its original state in the last half-century. Thus, this structure, sited on the third holiest spot on earth for Muslims, is at once a product of the seventh century and almost entirely the work of our own times--a paradox in keeping with the complexities and contradictions of history and religion,  Read more...
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Named Person: Gerusalemme; Gerusalemme - Qubbat al-Sakhrah.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oleg Grabar
ISBN: 0674023137 9780674023130
OCLC Number: 67375149
Description: ix, 234 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 21 cm.
Contents: The seventh century : an empty space full of memories --
700 : a new building, its sources, meanings, impact --
700 to 1100 : the completion of a sanctuary --
1100 to 1900 : the sanctuary in a new Muslim order.
Responsibility: Oleg Grabar.

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Presents the story of the Dome of the Rock, the beautiful Muslim shrine in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, from the first fateful decades of its creation to its engulfment in the clashes of the  Read more...

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In this slender and synthetic volume, the old master has returned once again to his first love, trying to distill a century or more of scholarship into an entertaining and readable...book. It is Read more...

 
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