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A vital reference for everyone interested in Islamic inscriptions on buildings, objects and works of art. This beautifully illustrated book explains the importance of Islamic inscriptions and places them expertly in their historical and cultural context. It shows you how to decipher and interpret inscriptions and provides a standard for recording them. In addition, a fully annotated bibliography provides further reading on all aspects of Islamic epigraphy. Winner of the British Kuwait Friendship Society Al-Mubarak Prize 1999 for the best academic work on the Middle East

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748609031
ISBN-10: 0748609032
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 26mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Sheila S. Blair

Sheila S. Blair is the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College.

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