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The shape of the holy : early Islamic Jerusalem

Author: Oleg Grabar; Mohammad Al-Asad; Abeer Audeh; Said Nuseibeh
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
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From the time of Herod through the Crusades, Jerusalem had officially "changed its religion" several times, with Jews, Christians, and Muslims inscribing the story of their faiths on the urban landscape. In this handsomely illustrated book, noted Islamist Oleg Grabar offers a rare account of the great role played by early Islam in defining the "look" of Jerusalem that remained largely intact until the twentieth
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oleg Grabar; Mohammad Al-Asad; Abeer Audeh; Said Nuseibeh
ISBN: 0691036535 9780691036533
OCLC Number: 33862146
Awards: Winner of Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Arts 1996.
Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997.
Description: xiv, 232 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Period and Its Sources --
Ch. 1. The Formation of an Islamic City --
Ch. 2. The Dome of the Rock --
Ch. 3. The Haram and Its Buildings --
Ch. 4. The Fatimid City --
Conclusion: The Shape of the Holy --
Appendix A. Using Computer-Aided Design Programs for Urban and Architectural Reconstructions --
The Case of Early Islamic Jerusalem / Mohammad al-Asad --
Appendix B. The Inscriptions of the Dome of the Rock: Arabic Text.
Responsibility: Oleg Grabar ; with contributions by Mohammad al-Asad, Abeer Audeh, Saïd Nuseibeh.
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From about 640 to 1100, Muslims transformed Christian Jerusalem both physically and ideologically to embody their new faith. This book examines this process, showing how it led to several  Read more...

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