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Thames and Hudson

The Islamic World: A History in Objects

The British Museum

Hardback

9780500480403

 

This global history of the Islamic world is told through object produced from the emergence of Islam up to the present day, covering an area extending from West Africa to Southeast Asia. Featured elements of palatial architecture, scientific instruments and splendid miniature paintings alongside exquisitely embroidered textiles and contemporary art all shed light on the diverse societies, artisans, patrons, and peoples of these regions.

 

Contents:

1. A History of Histories

2. Belief and Practice

3. Interconnected Worlds (750 - 1500)

4. The Age of Empires (1500 - 1900)

5. Literary and Musical Traditions

6. The Modern World