Using buildings, archaeological reports, medieval histories, geographies and early Arabic poetry, this book reinterprets the origin, development and meanings of the minaret. explaining how the tower became identified with Islam. Bloom shows how the introduction of the tower into the mosque marked a major shift in the iconography of architecture and how the tower, once a sign of political and royal power, became associated with religious architecture. Charting the spread of the minaret throughout the Islamic lands until its universal acceptance as a sign, Bloom concludes with an overview of subsequent developments once the minaret had become the symbol of Islam.
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Jonathan Bloom, formerly Professor of Islamic Art, Harvard University.Review:
"Ought to be part of the library of all institutions with an interest in Islam."--Religious Studies Review
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Text is unmarked; pages are bright. Binding is tight and square. No dust jacket. 216pp. Bookseller Inventory # 056065
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1990. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP97190537
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