The Islamic world : a history in objects

Level D FS /532452 On loanDue: 27-02-2019   Recall
Full title: The Islamic world : a history in objects / Ladan Akbarnia [and five others].
Main author: Akbarnia, Ladan, (author.)
Other authors: Porter, Venetia, (author.)
Suleman, Fahmida,
Format: Book           


Summary: This illustrated introduction to the history of the Islamic world offers a fresh approach to the subject. Told in six chapters, arranged both chronologically and thematically, it sheds light on Islamic culture from West Africa to Southeast Asia through art and artefacts, people and places, from its origins to the present day. From pre-Islamic works that provided a foundation for the arts of Islam, to masterpieces produced under the great empires, and objects that continue to be made today, this expansive survey traces the development of civilizations at the forefront of philosophical and scientific ideas, artistic and literary developments, and technological innovations, exploring a wealth of cultural treasures along the way.
Other authors: Porter, Venetia, (author.), Suleman, Fahmida,
Language: English
Published: London : Thames & Hudson : The British Museum, 2018.
Classmark: FS /532452
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical refrences (pages 261-265) and index.
ISBN: 9780500480403
0500480400