The Archaeology of Islam / Edition 1

The Archaeology of Islam / Edition 1

by Timothy Insoll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631201149

ISBN-13: 9780631201144

Pub. Date: 02/03/1999

Publisher: Wiley

This book examines the archaeological implications of Islam as a force which can act upon all areas of life. Islam leaves distinctive material culture remains and distinctive categories of evidence which can be detected and described.

The subject and the geographical area of Islam is vast. The author provides an assessment of the means and the methods of

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This book examines the archaeological implications of Islam as a force which can act upon all areas of life. Islam leaves distinctive material culture remains and distinctive categories of evidence which can be detected and described.

The subject and the geographical area of Islam is vast. The author provides an assessment of the means and the methods of uncovering Islamic material records in the context of a wide range of times and places. Separate chapters examine the mosque, the domestic environment, the Islamic city, death and burial, art, manufacturing and trade. The author draws evidence from the perceived heartlands of the Islamic world (Arabia, the Near East), and from those regions traditionally regarded as the periphery (Africa and the Far East). Coverage extends from the origins of Islam in the seventh century AD up until the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631201144
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/1999
Series:
Social Archaeology Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Plates.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. The Mosque.

3. The Domestic Environment.

4. Muslim Life.

5. Art, Trade and Ideas.

6. Death and Burial.

7. The Community Environment.

8. The Archaeology of Islam?.

References.

Index.

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