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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...

The Islamic West (North Africa, Iberia and Sicily), 700–1492

Glaire Anderson

Glaire Anderson is Associate Professor of Islamic Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. 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 Islamic West comprised the Iberian Peninsula (present-day Spain and Portugal, known in Arabic then as al-Andalus), the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) in North Africa, and Sicily. This era of the history of the Islamic...