The Minaret

April 17, 2018|
The Minaret by Jonathan M. Bloom
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Tracing its origins and development, Bloom reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to prayer, was actually invented some two centuries later to be a visible symbol of Islam. From early Islam to the modern world, and from Iran, Egypt, Turkey and India to West and East Africa, the Yemen and Southeast Asia, this richly illustrated book is a sweeping tour of the minaret''s position as the symbol of Islam.

Jonathan M. Bloom is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of fifteen books and hundreds of articles on all aspects of Islamic art and architecture, including the art of the Fatimid dynasty, and the history of paper. He and his wife and colleague Sheila Blair edited the prize-winning 3-volume Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art an...
Title:The Minaret
Product dimensions:416 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.68 in
Published:April 17, 2018
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781474437226

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