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Iran (Safavid and Zand Dynasties), 1501–1794

Hamed Khosravi

Hamed Khosravi is an architect, writer and educator who has taught and researched at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, and at Delft Technical University, The Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The Safavid dynasty ruled Iran from 1501 until 1722, settling their capital initially in Tabriz in the northwest, but when that came under attack from Ottoman forces, they moved it to Qazvin, under Shah Tahmasb I. Then Shah ʿAbbas relocated...

Christian Spain and Portugal, 600–1200

Jorge Correia

Jorge Correia is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho in Guimarães, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pablo González Tornel

Pablo González Tornel is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Geography and Art at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...Following attacks on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) by ‘barbarians’ like the Suebi, Alani and Vandals in the fifth century, the arrival of the Visigoths from Germanic lands enabled this new people to gradually dominate the whole...

The Holy Land (Israel/Palestine/Lebanon/Jordan) and Crusader States, 1095–1489

Denys Pringle

Denys Pringle is Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...After the fall of Jerusalem to the First Crusade (1095–99) – which was launched by Pope Urban II to protect the Christians of the eastern Mediterranean from the Seljuq Turks – a Kingdom of Jerusalem and other dependent western Christian...

Indian Subcontinent, 600–1400

Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy is Professor of Asian Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...The timespan covered by this chapter corresponds to the period generally called ‘early medieval’ by historians of South Asia. It spans from the disintegration of the last great ‘ancient’ empire, the Guptas, to the time when Islam entered...

Egypt (Arab Conquest to Mamluk Dynasty), 641–1517

Jonathan M. Bloom

Jonathan M. Bloom 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 Sheila Blair. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

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...Although the distinctive geography, arid and hot climate, and available building materials remained the same after the Arab conquest of Egypt in the seventh century as they had been before, architecture of the Islamic period reveals...

Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania, 1400–1780

John N. Miksic

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John N. Miksic is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies in the National University of Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Memmott

Paul Memmott is Director of the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, and Professor in the School of Architecture and Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deidre Brown

Deidre Brown is Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...Covering over one-third of the world’s surface – when one takes into account also the oceans and seas – the vast region of Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania is historically, culturally and architecturally diverse. Its many landscapes...

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

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...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...

Indian Subcontinent, 1947–Present Day

Kaiwan Mehta

Kaiwan Mehta teaches architecture at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India, and is also currently Managing Editor of DOMUS India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...India’s independence from British colonial rule in 1947 was followed by partition between India (mainly Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim); East Pakistan (Bangladesh from 1971) was Islamic; while Ceylon (Sri Lanka from 1972) was Buddhist. Due...