Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 December 2017

370 Pages | 119 b/w and 13 color images

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190498931

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Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam

Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Edited by Alain George and Andrew Marsham

  • Offers a unique collection of illustrated essays that brings together the history of texts and objects
  • Presents new interpretations of concepts and artefacts, including the title "God's Caliph" and the mosaics of the Dome of the Rock
  • Provides new analysis of the "desert castles", including the first detailed study for decades of the rich figural imagery of the famous palace at Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi
  • Includes essays on the historiography of the Umayyad period and on representations of the Umayyads in the modern Arab world.