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The Dictionary of Islamic Architecture contains over 500 cross-referenced and indexed entries and 100 relevant plans, maps, photographs and other illustrations providing the fullest range of artistic, technical, archaeological, cultural and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture--from West Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia, and from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries of the Common Era.
The Dictionary has been written to meet the needs of students, teachers and researchers of Islamic architecture, archaeology and art, as well as those with a broader interest in Middle Eastern, Oriental and Classical history and culture.