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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Umayyad Patronage (661-750AD) by Rabah Saoud   The Umayyads established the first Islamic dynasty in Damascus, which is renown for a number of important accomplishments. Under their leadership, Islam reached...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under The Umayyad Patronage (661-750AD) by Rabah Saoud The Umayyad architectural splendour is experienced in both religious and domestic buildings. At the core of their religious heritage we find the Dome of the Rock, the...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: A review on Mosque Architecture by Rabah Saoud The mosque plan was developed through a process of change and modification resulting in the emergence of four main forms reflecting the main periods of Islamic attainment (see Scerrato, 1976). These...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Arch That Never Sleeps by Rabah Saoud The pointed arch has become a common feature of most European churches. Where did it come from and how? The full article, see below, gives the full story and the debate concerning its origin. Below is only...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud   Abstract The Seljuks were the first Turkish dynasty to rule the Muslim World reviving the dying Caliphate. Their arrival introduced a fresh inspiration marked by...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud In building types, the Seljuks made considerable changes to the traditional hypostyle mosque. The development of the Iwan plan revolutionised the form and function of the...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud Another Seljuk innovation in the plan of the mosque appeared in what Andre Godard called the Mosque Kiosque. This usually small edifice is characterised by its unusual plan which...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud Connected with this development in Seljuk mosques in Iran is the form of minaret which took a new dimension substantially different from that of North Africa. The adoption of...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud Seljuk's made developments in the form, function and character of the mosque and expanded the use of Madrassa which, according to Van Berchem, first appeared in Kurassan early...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Muslim Architecture under Seljuk Patronage (1038-1327) by Rabah Saoud   The Seljuk's developed the caravanserais or khans (Anatolia) or Ribat(1). These were charitable foundations providing travellers with three days of free shelter,...
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