An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

His organisation of the book into broad themes allows a focus on issues that are relevant across different regions and periods, and the broad geographical scope reflects the main focus of archaeological work in the Islamic world to the ...

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Author: Marcus Milwright

Publisher: New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys

ISBN: 0748623116

Category: Religion

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This introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present and evaluates the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture. The author argues that it is essential for the results of archaeological research to be more fully integrated into the wider historical study of the Islamic world. His organisation of the book into broad themes allows a focus on issues that are relevant across different regions and periods, and the broad geographical scope reflects the main focus of archaeological work in the Islamic world to the present day.

Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Series Editor: Carole Hillenbrand titles available or forthcoming Contemporary
Issues in Islam Asma Asfaruddin The New Islamic Dynasties Clifford Edmund
Bosworth Media Arabic (2nd Edition) Julia Ashtiany Bray An Introduction to the ...

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Author: Milwright Marcus Milwright

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748629954

Category: History

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This book offers an introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world. It traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present and evaluates the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture. The author argues that it is essential for the results of archaeological research to be more fully integrated into the wider historical study of the Islamic world.Organising the book into broad themes allows a focus on issues that are relevant across different regions and periods. Short case studies are included to allow the reader to examine the ways in which archaeologists collect and interpret material in specific contexts. The emphasis is on archaeological work conducted in the area stretching from Afghanistan and the Central Asian republics in the east to Spain in the west. Comparisons are also be drawn with Islamic regions of sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent, reflecting the main focus of archaeological work in the Islamic world to the present day.

Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

TITLES AVAILABLE OR FORTHCOMING Contemporary Issues in Islam Asma
Asfaruddin The New Islamic Dynasties Clifford Edmund Bosworth Media Arabic (
2nd Edition) Julia Ashtiany Bray An Introduction to the Hadith John Burton A ...

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Author: Marcus Milwright

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748696529

Category: History

Page: 272

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This introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present, evaluating the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture.

Islamic Arts and Crafts

Scholars and students alike will benefit from the thoughtful introductory essays and a rich array of primary sources representing a vast chronological and geographic scope, which illuminates key issues in the field today.

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Author: Marcus Milwright

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474409199

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Page: 352

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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.

Islamic Art and Archaeology in Palestine

This is what Myriam Rosen-Ayalon exposes in this thorough introduction to Palestinian Islamic art and archeology.

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Author: Myriam Rosen-Ayalon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315425955

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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Despite political upheavals under Muslim domination in the Middle Ages, Palestine was a center of great artistic activity recognized for its incredible dynamism. Its unique contribution to the Islamic “macrocosm,” however, never became the subject of extensive study. Numerous archeological excavations on this relatively small geographic area reveal the existence of extremely well preserved monuments of high architectural quality and exceptional religious value. This is what Myriam Rosen-Ayalon exposes in this thorough introduction to Palestinian Islamic art and archeology. In chronological order she presents here for the first time the multifaceted and long-lasting achievements of Islamic art in Palestine, filling the gap of years of neglect on the subject.

A HISTORY OF THE TRUE BALSAM OF MAT

A cultural history of the precious balsam of Matarea: a substance traded for its weight in gold This book is the first to examine the complete history of balsam from ancient times to the seventeenth century.

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Author: MILWRIGHT MARCUS

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748668497

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Archaeology Ritual Religion

This book re-examines the definitions of 'religion' and 'ritual' through a range of archaeological examples drawn from around the world and across time.

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Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415253128

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This book re-examines the definitions of 'religion' and 'ritual' through a range of archaeological examples drawn from around the world and across time. It serves as an introduction to the theory and methodology of the archaeology of religion.

Archaeology

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010164684

Category: Archaeology

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The Dome of the Rock and Its Umayyad Mosaic Inscriptions

Constructed at the end of the seventh century, the Dome of the Rock dominates the old town of Jerusalem.

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Author: Marcus Milwright

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748695605

Category:

Page: 288

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The Dome of the Rock is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. When was it built? What meanings was it meant to convey to viewers at the time of its construction? These are questions that have preoccupied historians of Islamic art and architecture, and numerous interpretations of the Dome of the Rock have been proposed. Marcus Milwright returns to one of the most important pieces of evidence: the mosaic inscriptions running around the two faces of the octagonal arcade. His detailed examination of the physical characteristics, morphology and content of these inscriptions provides new evidence about the chronology the building and the iconography of the Dome of the Rock.

Islamic Archaeology in the Sudan

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Author: Intisar Soghayroun Elzein

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115183043

Category: History

Page: 152

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Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 60 Series Editors: John Alexander and Lawrence Smith

Forgotten Africa

Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence.

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Author: Graham Connah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134403028

Category: History

Page: 208

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Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public awareness, both inside and outside Africa, to this frequently overlooked and often forgotten subject. Forgotten Africa examines: * human origins, * the material culture of hunter gatherers * the beginnings of African farming, the development of metallurgy * the emergence of distinctive artistic traditions * the growth of cities and states * the expansion of trading networks * the impact of European and other external contacts. The result is a fascinating and important story told in a straightforward and readable manner.

Journal of African Archaeology

ISBN 0-521-65702-4 ( paperback ) , 0-521-65171-9 ( hardback ) . Price £ 27.00 (
paperback ) , £ 70.00 ( hardback ) . BOOK REVIEW Forgotten Africa : An
Introduction to its Archaeology. Archaeological and Historical Views of African
Islam The ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131529591

Category: Africa

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Cornell University Courses of Study

An introduction to the language , literature , history , culture and archaeology of
SyroMesopotamia in the fourth and third millennia 1 ... For description , see NES
251 under Near Eastern History NES 255 Introduction to Islamic Civilization ...

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Author: Cornell University

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924086740895

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China Archaeology and Art Digest

The 19 objects discussed above resulted from the introduction of Islamic
elements , but of course the number of Islamic shapes that appear in Ming
porcelain was not limited to these 19 examples . Other Islamic shapes include
high stem open ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015042487069

Category: Archaeology

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"A comprehensive quarterly digest and index of all quality Chinese publications in the archeological and art history fields;" includes also translated longer synopses of articles on topics covered, and a report of archeological news.

Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam

This volume addresses the topical interest in Islam, studying the process of its spread throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life.

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Author: Donald S. Whitcomb

Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales

ISBN: UOM:39015062437739

Category: Social Science

Page: 101

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This volume addresses the topical interest in Islam, studying the process of its spread throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological approaches in current Islamic Archaeology. These papers are the result of a seminar that attempted a comparative analysis of widely different regions and periods, based on archaeological monuments or artefacts, exploring processes of adaptation or adjustment to local cultural complexes. Islam may be seen as a religion, political system, and cultural complex, a trinity of inseparable aspects. The introduction of these variable characteristics of Islam, during initial contact and afterwards, resulted in changes in identity approached as a sort of "cognitive" archaeology. In each specific case, the author assesses the nature of the pre-Islamic regional tradition, the resulting plurality of cultures as a "multi-cultural" society, and finally a resultant normative condition as a regional or cosmopolitan culture. This exposure to unfamiliar subjects and archaeological perspectives offers a potential for more abstract, comparative modelling in future historical research.

Qsar es Seghir

Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with an introduction to Qsar es-Seghir and an overview of the Moroccan-American Archaeological Project that was launched with the support of the Smithsonian Institution and the government of ...

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Author: Charles L. Redman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483268408

Category: History

Page: 272

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Qsar es-Seghir: An Archaeological View of Medieval Life presents the findings of archaeological investigations at Qsar es-Seghir, a medieval port midway between Tangier and Ceuta on the Moroccan shores of the Strait of Gibraltar. The archaeology and material inventory of Qsar es-Seghir are described, along with the reconstruction of the city based on archaeological analysis. Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with an introduction to Qsar es-Seghir and an overview of the Moroccan-American Archaeological Project that was launched with the support of the Smithsonian Institution and the government of Morocco to study life in this ancient Islamic city during the medieval period. After documenting the history of Qsar es-Seghir, the Islamic city is described based on the accounts of geographers and historians and then as it emerged through the archaeological excavations. Emphasis is on the architecture and town plan as they reveal the organizing principles of the society and the daily lifeways of its inhabitants. Subsequent chapters focus on the artifacts used by the people of Qsar es-Seghir, including tools, weapons, tableware, and jewelry; the activities that were conducted at Qsar es-Seghir; and the town plan, fortifications, monuments, and housing at Qsar es-Seghir as a Portuguese colony. This monograph should be of value to students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of archaeology and anthropology, as well as to laypersons interested in medieval life.

Pre Islamic Archaeology of Kuwait Northeastern Arabia Bahrain Qatar United Arab Emirates and Oman

Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Archaeology of the
United Arab Emirates ( D . Potts , H . al - Naboodah & P . Hellyer , eds . ) , London
, 2003 , pp . 309 - 315 , 2 fig . 1549 D . T . POTTS , Introduction , in Archaeology of
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Author: Karel Guy Stevens

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131624459

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 84

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Early Islamic North Africa

This volume proposes a new approach to the Arab conquests and the spread of Islam in North Africa.

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Author: Corisande Fenwick

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350075207

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This volume proposes a new approach to the Arab conquests and the spread of Islam in North Africa. In recent years, those studying the Islamic world have shown that the coming of Islam was not marked by devastation or decline, but rather by considerable cultural and economic continuity. In North Africa, with continuity came significant change. Corisande Fenwick argues that the establishment of Muslim rule also coincided with a phase of intense urbanization, the appearance of new architectural forms (mosques, housing, hammams), the spread of Muslim social and cultural practices, the introduction of new crops and manufacturing techniques and the establishment of new trading links with sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the Middle East. This concise and accessible book offers the first assessment of the archaeology of early Islamic North Africa (7th–9th centuries), drawing on a wide range of new evidence from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. It lays out current debates about its interpretation and suggests new ways of thinking about this crucial period in world history. Essential reading for those interested in understanding the impact of the Arab conquests and the spread of Islam on daily life, it will also challenge students of archaeology and history to think in new ways about North Africa, the earliest Islamic empires and states and the transition from the Roman to the medieval Mediterranean.