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Summarised extracts from a full article: Introduction to Muslim Art by Rabah Saoud Muslim art differs from the art of other cultures in the form and material as well as in the subject and meaning. Philipps (1915), for example, thought that the eastern art in general is mainly concerned...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Architecture in Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD) by Rabah Saoud As customary with Muslim Caliphs, the first important building they erected was the Mosque. In Andalusia (Muslim Spain), the Mosque of Cordoba was first founded...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Architecture in Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD) by Rabah Saoud Medinat Al-Zahra is commonly associated with the name of Al-Zahrawi, the renowned Muslim surgeon invented the 'forceps' and the 'catgut'. However its...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Architecture in Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD) by Rabah Saoud Bab Mardum Mosque was built in Toledo Spain between 999 and 1000 according to an inscription found on its façade. The mosque is thought to be a private...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Architecture in Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD) by Rabah Saoud One cannot discuss Muslim Spain without referring to the famous Al-Hambra Palace in Granada. Its origins are still under debate as most scholars dated...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Abbassid Patronage (750-892AD) by Rabah Saoud Descending from Al-Abbass, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), these Abbassid emirs (leaders) established the second major Islamic dynasty under which Muslim...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Abbassid Patronage (750-892AD) by Rabah Saoud Among the features of the new elaborate lifestyle that had a great impact on the architecture of this period was the ceremonial attitudes of the Abbassid Emirs which led to...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Abbassid Patronage (750-892AD) by Rabah Saoud The Abbassid period is characterised by large-scale design and city planning. In addition to their famous cities of Baghdad (762) and Samara (836), the Abbassids founded the...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Abbassid Patronage (750-892AD) by Rabah Saoud The building enthusiasm of the Abbassids took a new dimension in the construction of mosques as reflected in their size and character. Unlike the Umayyads who continued the...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Abbassid Patronage (750-892AD) by Rabah Saoud   Among the palaces built by Abbassid Caliphs and Emirs that attracted wide interest is the Ukhaidir Palace - Iraq, a fortified living complex containing halls,...
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