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Iran and Central Asia, c. 1256–1507

Sheila Blair

Sheila Blair shares the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College, Massachusetts, and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, with Jonathan M. Bloom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the early thirteenth century Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded Central Asia, brutally taking such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench. After Genghis’s death in 1227, it was not till the mid-century when a new Great Khan, in China...

Iran and Central Asia, 651–1250

Leslee Katrina Michelsen

Leslee Katrina Michelsen is Curator at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, and previously worked as Chief Curator at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The diverse geography of Iran and Central Asia contributed to the heterogeneity of people and cultures in the region, and encouraged trade networks. Following the Arab invasions of the mid-seventh century, the Islamicization of the previous...