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Islam : art and architecture

Author: Markus Hattstein; Peter Delius; George Ansell
Publisher: [Germany] : H.F. Ullmann, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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This book traces the historical development of Islamic regions and dynasties, highlighting their diversity of artistic expression from the inception of the faith until the present day. Its pages unveil the rich creativity of Islamic art and architecture, from the works of the Umayyad in Syria to the Mughals of India, from the Ottoman empire, right through to modern contemporary art.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Markus Hattstein; Peter Delius; George Ansell
ISBN: 9783848008384 3848008386
OCLC Number: 953622322
Description: 623 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: General map --
Islam: world religion and cultural power / Oleg Grabar --
Art and culture in the Islamic world / Oleg Grabar --
Syria and Palestine: the Umayyad caliphate / Volkmar Enderlein --
Iraq, Iran, and Egypt: the Abbasids / Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom --
Tunisia and Egypt: the Aghlabids and Fatimids / Sibylle Mazot --
Syria, Palestine, and Egypt: Ayyubids, Mamluks, and crusaders --
Spain and Morocco --
The Maghreb: from Morocco to Tunisia --
Early empires of the East: Ghaznavids and Ghurids / Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom --
Central Asia and Asia Minor: the great Seljuks, the Anatolian Seljuks, and the Khwarazm-Shahs --
Islamic Mongols: from the Mongol invasions to the Ilkhanids / Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom --
Central Asia: the Timurids, the Shaybanids, and the Khan princedoms --
India: from Sultanate to Mughal Empire / Philippa Vaughan --
Iran: Safavids and Qajars --
The Ottoman Empire --
Isman in the modern age --
Appendix.
Other Titles: Islam (Kunst und Architektur).
Responsibility: edited by Markus Hattstein and Peter Delius ; translation from German, George Ansell [and 7 others].

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Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the prophet Mohammed in the seventh century.  Read more...

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