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Description - Islamic Art and Archaeology in Palestine by Myriam Rosen-Ayalon

Despite political upheavals under Muslim domination in the Middle Ages, Palestine was a center of great artistic activity recognized for its incredible dynamism. Its unique contribution to the Islamic "macrocosm," however, never became the subject of extensive study. Numerous archeological excavations on this relatively small geographic area reveal the existence of extremely well preserved monuments of high architectural quality and exceptional religious value. This is what Myriam Rosen-Ayalon exposes in this thorough introduction to Palestinian Islamic art and archeology. In chronological order she presents here for the first time the multifaceted and long-lasting achievements of Islamic art in Palestine, filling the gap of years of neglect on the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781598740646
ISBN-10: 1598740644
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: Left Coast Press Inc
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Myriam Rosen-Ayalon

Myriam Rosen-Ayalon is Mayer Professor of Islamic Art and Archeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and one of the leading experts on the archaeology of the Islamic Middle East. She co-edited, with Sarah Milledge Nelson, the volume In Pursuit of Gender.

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