The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800 by Sheila S. Blair
(The Yale University Press Pelican Histor)

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Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art - the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal and the Tahmasp "Shahnama" - were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early 13th century to the advent of European colonial rule in the 19th century. This work surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.

About Sheila S. Blair

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Sheila C. Bair is one of the leading financial experts in the world. She has an extensive background in banking and finance and has received several honors for her published work on financial issues, including her educational writings on money and finance for children, and for professional achievement. Among the honors she has received are: Distinguished Achievement Award, Association of Education Publishers (2005); Personal Service Feature of the Year, and Author of the Month Awards, "Highlights Magazine for Children "(2002, 2003, and 2004); and the Treasury Medal (2002). She lives in Maryland with her husband and children.
Published September 28, 1994 by Yale University Press. 368 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Madina al-Zahira, outside Cordoba, was one of the grandest palaces in the Western world, but not a trace of it remains, nor, for that matter, of the even grander palaces of the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad.

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