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Splendours of an islamic world / Henri and Anne Stierlin

By: Stierlin, Henri.
Contributor(s): Stierlin, Anne.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Tauris cop. 1997Description: 219 s. ill.ISBN: 1860642195.Subject(s): Malmukerna | Islamska staterna | Islamiska staterna | Främre Asien | Arabstaterna | KonsthistoriaOther classification: Ib | Ib-oa
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Few know of the reign of the Mamluks, but all will appreciate the beauty of the art and architecture they left behind. The reign of the Mamluks marked a breathtaking flowering of Islamic art. Their control of trade across much of the Middle East ensured a steady flow of funds into Mamluk coffers, which supported the artistic output that made Cairo, in the words of Ibn Khaldun, "the center of the universe and the garden of the world." This book shows off the majestic domes, courtyards, and soaring minarets that won Cairo its high praise. Those interested in Islamic history will be enthralled by the examination of sites, and general readers will enjoy learning more about this little-known facet of the world's cultural heritage.<br>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Splendours of Medieval Cairo
  • The Eventful Reign of the Mamluks
  • The Ancient World: Crucible of Mamluk Art
  • The Tomb of Kaloun and the Mosque of the Citadel
  • The House of Sultan Hasan
  • The Barkoukiya of Cairo
  • The Mausoleum of Barkouk in the Desert
  • The Ultimate Flowering of Religious Art
  • The Palaces of the Mamluks
  • Appendices