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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

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...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...

Greater Syria and Iraq (Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates), 661–1258

Marcus Milwright

Marcus Milwright is Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria, Canada. 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

...Greater Syria and Iraq were among the regions conquered by the Arab armies during the seventh century. The former was under the control of the Byzantine Empire and the latter under the rule of the Sasanid shahs. The new monotheistic faith...

Central Europe (Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire), 1815–1914

Eva Branscome

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EVA BRANSCOME lectures and researches in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and at the University of Westminster, London, both in the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Murray Fraser

Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK and Vice-Dean of Research for The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. He has published extensively on design, architectural history and theory, urbanism, post-colonialism and cultural studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Gnehm

Michael Gnehm is a tutor and researcher in architectural history at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, ETH Zurich, and the Université de Neuchâtel, all in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Following Napoleon Bonaparte’s first abdication in April 1814, the Congress of Vienna and then the 1815 Treaty of Paris (led Austria’s German-born Foreign Minister, Clemens von Metternich) reorganized Central Europe by creating a German...

Eastern Europe, 1900–70

Murray Fraser

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Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK and Vice-Dean of Research for The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. He has published extensively on design, architectural history and theory, urbanism, post-colonialism and cultural studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alicja Gzowska

ALICJA GZOWSKA is a curator at the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture in Warsaw, Poland, and a lecturer at the University of Warsaw specializing in post-war Polish architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nataša Koselj

NATAŠA KOSELJ is an architect who teaches in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is also Chair of DOCOMOMO Slovenia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Europe’s eastern border is difficult to define, given the region’s complexities and long-standing influences from countries to the east. Hence there developed a structural division between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. The early...