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Early Islamic architecture of the desert

a Bedouin station in Eastern Jordan

by S. W. Helms

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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PRIORITY 2.

StatementSvend Helms ; with contributions by A.V.G. Betts ... [et al.].
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LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS (ONLINE)
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1581480M
ISBN 100852246277
LC Control Number91105043

Early Islamic religious architecture, exemplified by Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock (ad ) and the Great Mosque () in Damascus, drew on Christian architectural features such as domes, columnar arches, and mosaics but also included large courts for congregational prayer and a mihrab. Courtyards and gardens were an important part of early Islamic architecture. Many buildings had a courtyard or garden where people could relax. Fountains were common in these areas to help cool people down from the dry desert heat. Decorations Most of the decorations in Islamic architecture involved intricate patterns.

One of the best remaining examples of Islamic military architecture is the citadel that stands on the top of a hill in the middle of the Syrian city of Aleppo. Archeologists have found fortifications on the site dating back to Roman times and earlier, but the citadel was begun in the 10th century and acquired its current form in a massive. -Is an Ottoman imperial mosque, which is located in the city of Edirne, Turkey. The mosque was commissioned by Sultan Selim II, and was built by architect Mimar Sinan between and It was considered by Sinan to be his masterpiece and is one of the highest achievements of Islamic architecture.

Mosques and Palaces of Islamic Architecture 2 Islamic architecture tried to inspire the same refreshing feeling of finding an oasis in the desert. This style of architecture flourished during the Dark Ages, especially in Andaluz, Spain. Weekly Reading Books Create Weekly Reading Books.   Islamic architecture is one of the world's most celebrated building traditions. Known for its minarets, domes, vaulting, arches, and decorative work (each of which is often found in the Islamic mosque), this distinctive approach has been popular in the Muslim world since the 7th century.


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In the 7th and 8th centuries Islamic armies relied heavily on bedouin recruitment. As a result the nomads grew rich and influential in the desert areas. This book looks at one of the few remaining physical manifestations of that power - Ar-Risha, a newly-discovered settlement in Eastern Jordan.

The state had to come to the bedouin; hence, 'architecture of diplomacy' as a way of describing social, economic and political components whose architectural expression can be seen in more monumental buildings such as the 'desert castles' (quṣūr) of the early Islamic period, whose satisfactory interpretation has evaded many scholars, and perhaps also the 'camp cities' (amṣār) of the Conquest.

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As a result the nomads grew rich and influential in the desert areas. This book looks at one of the few remaining physical manifestations of that power - Ar-Risha, a newly-discovered settlement in Eastern : S.

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