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Islam, the second biggest and youngest of the world religions, has changed the world and left its mark ever since the the prophet Muhammad first appeared in the 7th century. This book offers an overview over the historical development of Islam and shows the diversity of its artistic forms of impressions from the early beginnings to today. Richly illustrated and providing a lot of background knowledge this book offers readers to dive into a fascinating culture, which spreads from Spain to East Asia. All articles have been written by internationally acclaimed scholars of art history, history, archaeology and architecture, who share their knowledge on Islamic art in a competent and descriptive way.  


312 x 370 mm
640 pages
ca. 1,000 illustrations
Published 2000
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