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The garden and the fire : heaven and hell in Islamic culture

Author: Nerina Rustomji
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
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Provides an analysis of how visions of the Garden and the Fire, or Heaven and Hell, within Sunni Islam changed between the seventh and thirteenth centuries, and looks at how Muslims used images to represent the Garden on Earth from the seventh to the nineteenth century.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nerina Rustomji
ISBN: 9780231140843 0231140843 9780231511834 0231511833 9780231140850 0231140851
OCLC Number: 226360285
Description: xxii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The garden, the fire, and Islamic origins --
Visions of the afterworld --
Material culture and an Islamic ethic --
Otherworldly landscapes and earthly realities --
Humanity, servants, and companions --
Individualized gardens and expanding fires --
Legacy of gardens --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Nerina Rustomji.
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Provides an analysis of how visions of the Garden and the Fire, or Heaven and Hell, within Sunni Islam changed between the seventh and thirteenth centuries, and looks at how Muslims used images to represent the Garden on Earth from the seventh to the nineteenth century.

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