The Resource Mamluk history through architecture : monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria, Nasser Rabbat

Mamluk history through architecture : monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria, Nasser Rabbat

Label
Mamluk history through architecture : monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria
Title
Mamluk history through architecture
Title remainder
monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria
Statement of responsibility
Nasser Rabbat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mamluk architecture is key to the social history of the period. Analysing Mamluk constructions as a form of communication and documentation as well as a cultural index, Mamluk History Through Architecture shows how the buildings mirror the complex-and historically unique-military, political, social and financial structures of Mamluk society. With this study Nasser Rabbat offers an innovative approach to the history of the Mamluks-through readings of the spectacular architecture of the period. Mamluk History Through Architecture ranges over some of the greatest architectural achievements of the Mamluk world, showing how architecture played a distinct role in the social and political life of the time. Drawing on examples from throughout both Egypt and Syria, Rabbat demonstrates how Mamluk architecture served to reinforce visually the spirit of the counter-Crusade, when the Muslim world rebounded from the setbacks of the First Crusade. In Egypt, Rabbat explores the famous Citadel of Cairo, the seat of power in Egypt for seven hundred years, shedding light on the governments that inhabited this building, while also showing how al-Azhar Mosque served as a barometer for the status of Cairo's ruling elites. And in Damascus, Rabbat speculates on the brief resurgence of glass mosaic in Mamluk art of the thirteenth century, tying this artistic flourishing to the wider social spirit of the time. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Rabbat, Nasser O
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1585.3.M35
LC item number
R33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of Middle East history
Series volume
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Mameluke
  • Architecture, Mameluke
  • Mamelukes
  • Architecture, Mameluke
  • Mamelukes
  • Mameluken
  • Architektur
  • Islamische Architektur
  • Islamische Architektur
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Syrien
  • Ägypten
Label
Mamluk history through architecture : monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria, Nasser Rabbat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The changing concept of Mamluk in the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt and Syria -- Representing the Mamluks in Mamluk historical writing -- Perception of architecture in Mamluk sources -- Architects and artists in Mamluk society : the perspective of the sources -- The mosaics of the Qubba al-Zahiriyya in Damascus : a classical Syrian medium acquires a Mamluk signature -- The militarisation of taste in medieval Bilad al-Sham -- Al-Azhar mosque : an architectural chronicle of Cairo's history -- Documenting building in the Waqf system -- The Iwans of the Madrasa of Sultan Hasan -- Qasr : an agent of monumentality in Mamluk architecture -- Mamluk throne halls : Qubba or Iwan -- Writing the history of Islamic architecture in Cairo -- The ideological significance of the Dar al'Adl in the medieval Islamic orient -- 'Ajib and Gharib : artistic perception in medieval Arabic sources -- The formation of the neo-Mamluk style on modern Egypt
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9781845119645
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649804243
  • (OCoLC)ocn649804243
Label
Mamluk history through architecture : monuments, culture and politics in medieval Egypt and Syria, Nasser Rabbat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The changing concept of Mamluk in the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt and Syria -- Representing the Mamluks in Mamluk historical writing -- Perception of architecture in Mamluk sources -- Architects and artists in Mamluk society : the perspective of the sources -- The mosaics of the Qubba al-Zahiriyya in Damascus : a classical Syrian medium acquires a Mamluk signature -- The militarisation of taste in medieval Bilad al-Sham -- Al-Azhar mosque : an architectural chronicle of Cairo's history -- Documenting building in the Waqf system -- The Iwans of the Madrasa of Sultan Hasan -- Qasr : an agent of monumentality in Mamluk architecture -- Mamluk throne halls : Qubba or Iwan -- Writing the history of Islamic architecture in Cairo -- The ideological significance of the Dar al'Adl in the medieval Islamic orient -- 'Ajib and Gharib : artistic perception in medieval Arabic sources -- The formation of the neo-Mamluk style on modern Egypt
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 261 pages
Isbn
9781845119645
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)649804243
  • (OCoLC)ocn649804243

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