Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 March 2014

320 Pages | 21 B/W illustrations 121 colour illustrations

9.61 x 6.69 inches

ISBN: 9780748645794

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The Shrines of the 'Alids in Medieval Syria

Sunnis, Shi'is and the Architecture of Coexistence

First Edition

Stephennie Mulder

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art

  • The first study of Syrian 'Alid shrines as critical sites of Islamic pious practice in some of Islam's most important cities
  • Uses architecture to present a more nuanced understanding of the history of sectarianism
  • Draws on an unusually wide range of source materials including medieval Arabic textual sources, spatial and architectural analyses, archaeological investigations, epigraphy, and GPS surveys
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 120 colour images