The Dome of the Rock available in Hardcover
This book tells the story of the Dome of the Rock, from the first fateful decades of its creationon the esplanade built in the fourth decade B.C.E. for the Second Jewish Templeto its engulfment in the clashes of the Crusades and the short-lived Christianization of all of Jerusalem, to its modern acquisition of different and potent meanings for Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures.
Oleg Grabar's presentation combines what we know of the building with the views of past observers and with the broader historical, cultural, and aesthetic implications of the monument. Primarily it is as a work of art that the Dome of the Rock stands out from these pages, understood for the quality that allows it to transcend the constrictions of period and perhaps even those of faith and culture. Finally, Grabar grapples with the question this monumental work of art so eloquently poses: whether the pious requirements of a specific community can be reconciled with universal aesthetic values.
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Table of Contents
1. The Seventh Century: An Empty Space Full of Memories
2. 700: A New Building, Its sources, Meanings, Impact
3. 700 to 1100: The Completion of a Sanctuary
4. 1100 to 1900: The Sanctuary in a New Muslim Order