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Dome of the Rock, mosaic

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Description: Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
Faith is a common aspect of all human societies. Faith makes us believe, wonder, and follow certain rituals—praying, wearing certain clothing, fasting, growing beards, or shaving hair. In some cultures, faith leads believers...
PublisherBard Graduate Center
Related print edition pages: pp.xi-xviii
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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