Figure 1. Internal view of the mosque showing the arcades carried by the columns
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Figure 1. The general plan of Ince minaret madrasa (1260-65)
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Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
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Figure 1. A class at the Gazanfar Aga Madrasa. Topkapi Palace Museum Library, H. 889.
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Figure 1. 13th century illustration of a sermon in a mosque from the assemblies of Harîrî. Image copy right from: 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World. Chief Ed. by. Salim T S Al-Hassani, Manchester: FSTC, 2006.
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Figure 2. The public Library of Hulwan in Baghdad, from a 13th century manuscript of ‘Maqamât by Harîrî. Picture copy right from: 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in Our World. Chief Ed. Salim T S Al-Hassani , Manchester: FSTC, 2006.
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