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A monumental manifestation of the Shīʻite faith in late twelfth-century Iran : the case of the Gunbad-i ʻAlawiyān, Hamadān

Author: Raya Shani; University of Oxford. Faculty of Oriental Studies. Board.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press for the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, ©1996.
Series: Oxford studies in Islamic art, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book to study the medieval monument of the Gunbad-i 'Alawiyan in Hamadan, Iran, a striking architectural phenomenon featuring exquisite brick and stucco decoration both within and without. The author offers solutions to a number of controversial questions surrounding the structure, including the identity of the patron who commissioned the monument and the reason for its erection.
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Shani, Raya.
Monumental manifestation of the Shīʻite faith in late twelfth-century Iran.
Oxford : Oxford University Press for the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, ©1996
(OCoLC)606021353
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raya Shani; University of Oxford. Faculty of Oriental Studies. Board.
ISBN: 0197280218 9780197280218
OCLC Number: 62160746
Description: 172 pages : illustrations, plans ; 26 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Building --
Ch. 2. The Architectural Design --
Ch. 3. The External Decoration --
Ch. 4. The Internal Decoration --
Ch. 5. Contents and Meanings --
Ch. 6. Who was the Patron of the Gunbad-i 'Alawiyan?
Series Title: Oxford studies in Islamic art, 11.
Responsibility: by Raya Shani.
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This text looks at the medieval monument of the Gunbad-i `Alawiyan in Hamadan, a unique and intriguing architectural phenomenon. It is based on visits by Professor Shani to the site between 1974 and  Read more...

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