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Dome of the Rock, plan

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Description: Dome of the Rock, plan
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Description: Islamic Art and Architecture: 650–1250
The architecture and the architectural decoration of the central lands of the Muslim world during the first three centuries of its existence are the result of the encounter of the new Muslim faith and state with the ancient traditions of the Near East...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.15-79
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00202.002
Description: The Formation of Islamic Art
Some time in the 630s, when Muslim forces were rapidly taking over the cities and territories of the Fertile Crescent, a curious event is said to have taken place in the small town of Qinnasrin in northern Syria. An Arab force under the celebrated general Abu Ubaydah had signed a truce of one year with the Christians of the city in order to allow those Christians who so desired to leave Syria for the Byzantine-held territories of Anatolia. A line of demarcation was established between the …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.43-71
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00135.006

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