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Building The Caliphate   Construction, Destruction, And Sectarian Idententy In Early Fatimid Architecture

Building The Caliphate Construction, Destruction, And Sectarian Idententy In Early Fatimid Architecture

Building The Caliphate Construction, Destruction, And Sectarian Idententy In Early Fatimid Architecture

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Pruitt, Jennifer A.

Yale 2020

SKU S03601

This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century. This period, considered a golden age of multicultural and interfaith tolerance, witnessed the construction of iconic structures, including Cairo’s al-Azhar and al-Hakim mosques and crucial renovations to Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock and Aqsa Mosque. However, it also featured large-scale destruction of churches under the notorious reign of al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, most notably the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

204 pp. Many color + b/w illus. CL.