Islamic Art and Archaeology in Palestine

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598740646
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,313,739
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Myriam Rosen-Ayalon is Mayer Professor of Islamic Art and Archeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and one of the leading experts on the archaeology of the Islamic Middle East. She is author or editor of The Early Islamic Monuments of al-Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem: An Iconographic Study (Qedem 1989), Ramla Excavations: Finds from the VIIIth century C.E. (Israel Museum,1969), The Early Arab Period in the Negev (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University 1982), and In Pursuit of Gender: Worldwide Archaeological Approaches (AltaMira 2001) among her many other works.

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Table of Contents

1 The pre-Islamic period and the beginnings of Islamic occupation 19
2 The Umayyad period : identity and grandeur 25
3 The Abbassid, Tulunid, and Fatimid periods 67
4 The Ayyubid and Mamluk periods 93
5 The Ottoman period : an art turned toward Istanbul 129
6 The post-Ottoman period : Armenian ceramics 145
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