Gloucester: Sawyer Free Library


The civilization of the Islamic world / Bernard O'Kane.

O'Kane, Bernard. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781448885039 (library binding)
  • ISBN: 1448885035 (library binding)
  • Description: 232 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub., 2013.

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Gloucester YA Nonficton YA 909/O'Kane (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial YA Nonfiction 909.0976/O41c (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-220) and index.
Contents Note: Origins : a gift from god -- The empire of Islam : the Umayyads and 'Abbasids -- Imams, princes, and sultans : rivals of the 'Abbasids -- Fusion in the west : Iberia and the Maghreb -- Sultan and shah : Iran and Central Asia -- Principality to empire : Islam in Anatolia -- Overlords of the Orient : South Asia and the Far East.
Summary: Examines the classical Islamic world through its greatest architectural sites and art treasures, providing examples of Islamic architecture, carpets and textiles, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and calligraphy, and showing the evolution of their forms and styles.