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Islamic Art in the 19th Century

Islamic Art in the 19th Century

Tradition, Innovation, And Eclecticism

  • Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif,Stephen Vernoit
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004144420
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 446
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This collection of essays provides a timely reassessment of nineteenth-century Islamic art and architecture. The essays demonstrate that the arts of that era were vibrant and diverse, making ingenious use of native traditions and materials or adopting imported conventions and new technologies. However, traditionalists, revivalists and modernists all referred in one way or another to an Islamic heritage, whether to reinvent, revive or reject it. Beginning with an historical introduction and an assessment of changing attitudes towards the visual arts the following essays provide case studies of architecture and art in Ottoman Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, Central Asia, India and the Caribbean. They examine such issues as patronage, sources of artistic inspiration and responses to European art. The essays have a relevance and importance for our understanding of the societies and attitudes of that time, and have a direct bearing on the more general debate concerning cultural identity and the integration of modern ideas in the Muslim world. The book is richly illustrated with very many illustrations in black-and-white and in full colour.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Author: Jonathan Bloom,Sheila S. Blair
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 019530991X
  • Category: Islamic architecture
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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

Islamic Arts and Crafts

Islamic Arts and Crafts

An Anthology

  • Author: Marcus Milwright
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474409180
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Islamic art is justly famed for its technological sophistication, varied approaches to ornament, and innovative employment of the written word. But what do we know about the skilled artisans who spent their lives designing and creating the paintings, objects and buildings that are so admired today? This anthology of written sources (dating from the seventh to the twentieth centuries) explores numerous aspects of the crafts of the Middle East from the processing of raw materials to the manufacture of finished artefacts. You will learn about: the legal and ethical dimensions of the arts and crafts, the organisation of labour in urban and rural contexts, the everyday lives of artisans, the gendered dimensions of making things, and the impact of industrialisation upon traditional methods of manufacture. Each chapter begins with an introduction providing a wider context for the primary sources. There are also suggestions for further reading.

History of Design

History of Design

Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400?2000

  • Author: Pat Kirkham,Susan Weber
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300196148
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 698
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A survey of spectacular breadth, covering the history of decorative arts and design worldwide over the past six hundred years

The Penguin Dictionary of Islam

The Penguin Dictionary of Islam

  • Author: Azim Nanji
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920866
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.

The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art

The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art

With a Foreword by Robert Hillenbrand

  • Author: Sara Kuehn
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004186638
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 298
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This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures. The book will be of particular interest to those concerned with the relationship between the pre-Islamic, Islamic and Eastern Christian (especially Armenian) world. The study is fully illustrated, with 209 (b/w and full colour) plates, many of previously unpublished material. Illustrations include photographs of architectural structures visited by the author, as well as a vast collection of artefacts, all of which are described and discussed in detail with inscription readings, historical data and textual sources.

Central Eurasian Reader

Central Eurasian Reader

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783879973477
  • Category: Asia, Central
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Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts

Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts

Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone

  • Author: Asad Q. Ahmed,Behnam Sadeghi,Robert G. Hoyland,Adam Silverstein
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004281711
  • Category: History
  • Page: 670
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This collected volume brings together a range of articles in honor of Professor Patricia Crone.

Islamic Mysticism Contested

Islamic Mysticism Contested

Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and Polemics

  • Author: F. de Jong,Bernd Radtke
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789004113008
  • Category: History
  • Page: 829
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This collection of papers provides a comprehensive survey of controversies and polemics concerning Islamic mysticism from the formative period of Islam till the present. It adds substantially to our knowledge of the history of Islamic mysticism, and of present-day anti-Sufi fundamentalist orientations.

Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan

Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan

  • Author: Linda Komaroff
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004243402
  • Category: History
  • Page: 678
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This volume offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan’s disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake.

Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in Samarqand

Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in Samarqand

  • Author: Ulrich Rudolph
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004261842
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 372
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In this book Ulrich Rudolph offers an analysis of al-Maturidi's (d. 944 CE) eminent contribution to the formation of Sunni theology. The present volume is a revised English translation of the German original published in 1997.

The Caliph and the Heretic

The Caliph and the Heretic

Ibn Sabaʾ and the Origins of Shīʿism

  • Author: Sean Anthony
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004216065
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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This book offers an examination of the origins of Sh??ite Islam as viewed through the lens of the traditions surrounding its earliest and most infamous heretic, ?Abd All?h ibn Saba?, and the sectarian movement he purportedly founded, the Saba??ya.

The Companions of the Prophet

The Companions of the Prophet

A Study of Geographical Distribution and Political Alignments

  • Author: Fuad Jabali
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789047401889
  • Category: Hadith
  • Page: 522
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This work deals with the settlement of the Companions outside Medina, and their involvement in the battle of Siffin, the battle that tore the early Muslim community apart. It covers the Companions who settled in Iraq, Syria and Egypt, and those who were involved in the battle.

Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens

Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens

Ibn Sayy?r Al-Warr?q's Tenth-Century Baghdadi Cookbook

  • Author: al-Muẓaffar Ibn Naṣr Ibn Sayyār al-Warrāq
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004158677
  • Category: History
  • Page: 867
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This English translation of al-Warraq’s tenth-century cookbook offers a unique glimpse into the culinary culture of medieval Islam. Hundreds of recipes, anecdotes, and poems, with an extensive Introduction, a Glossary, an Appendix, and color illustration. Informative and entertaining to scholars and general readers.

Mālik and Medina

Mālik and Medina

Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period

  • Author: Umar F. Abd-Allah
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004247882
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 566
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This book studies the legal reasoning of M?lik ibn Anas. It emphasizes that the Sunn? schools of law emerged during the formative period as independent legal methodologies.

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World

  • Author: Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698166760
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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For the first time in English, a catalog of the world through fourteenth-century Arab eyes—a kind of Schott’s Miscellany for the Islamic Golden Age An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition catalogs everything known to exist from the perspective of a fourteenth-century Egyptian scholar and litterateur. More than 9,000 pages and thirty volumes—here abridged to one volume, and translated into English for the first time—it contains entries on everything from medieval moon-worshipping cults, sexual aphrodisiacs, and the substance of clouds, to how to get the smell of alcohol off one’s breath, the deliciousness of cheese made from buffalo milk, and the nesting habits of flamingos. Similar works by Western authors, including Pliny’s Natural History, have been available in English for centuries. This groundbreaking translation of a remarkable Arabic text—expertly abridged and annotated—offers a look at the world through the highly literary and impressively knowledgeable societies of the classical Islamic world. Meticulously arranged and delightfully eclectic, it is a compendium to be treasured—a true monument of erudition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

  • Author: Hyunhee Park
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107018684
  • Category: History
  • Page: 276
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This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

The Last Pagans of Iraq

The Last Pagans of Iraq

Ibn Waḥshiyya and His Nabatean Agriculture

  • Author: Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789004150102
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 392
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This volume analyses the religious, philosophical and folkloristic content of Ibn Wa?shiyya's (d. 931) "Nabatean Agriculture," a book containing rich information on Late Antique paganism in Iraq. The book also contains 61 translated excerpts from the "Nabatean Agriculture,"

Poetics of Islamic Historiography

Poetics of Islamic Historiography

Deconstructing ÒTabaråi's History

  • Author: Bôʻaz Šôšān
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004137939
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This book exposes the mimetic assumption involved in early Islamic historiography, its literary practice and whatever subverts it as reflected in ?abar?'s "History," Four major events in the history of early Islam are then subject to analysis based on literary criticism and are shown to produce a new meaning.

Turcica

Turcica

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Turkish philology
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