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Bayt-Al-Maqdis: Jerusalem and Early Islam

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At the end of the seventh century A.D., the Muslims rebuilt the former Temple Mount and created one of the most potent religious sites in the world. The articles in these volumes look at the different aspects of the architecture and the intentions of the builders in establishing this complex.
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Overview


At the end of the seventh century A.D., the Muslims rebuilt the former Temple Mount and created one of the most potent religious sites in the world. The articles in these volumes look at the different aspects of the architecture and the intentions of the builders in establishing this complex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780197280188
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Studies in Islamic Art Series
  • Edition description: PART II
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Caliph and Qutb. Poetry as a Source for Interpreting the Transformation of the Byzantine Cross on Steps on Umayyad Coinage 11
The 'House of the Prophet' and the Concept of the Mosque 59
In Vitro Veritas. Glass Pilgrim Vessels from 7th-century Jerusalem 113
Appendix I The Lozenge and the Circle 184
The Facades of the Rotunda of the Anastasis and the Dome of the Rock Compared 191
Some Observations on the Original Appearance of the Dome of the Rock 197
Some Further Observations on the Gates of the Haram al-Sharif 215
The 'Orans' Drachms of Bishr ibn Marwan and the Figural Coinage of the Early Marwanids 223
Umayyad Woodwork in the Aqsa Mosque 271
Light in Stone. The Commemoration of the Prophet in Umayyad Architecture 311
Bibliography 361
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