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Islam Through Objects

Author : Anna Bigelow
ISBN : 9781350132832
Genre : Religion
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Islam through Objects represents the state of the field of Islamic material cultural studies. With contributions from scholars of religion, anthropologists, art historians, folklorists, historians, and other disciplines, Anna Bigelow brings together a wide range of perspectives on Islamic materiality to debunk myths of Islamic aversion to material aspects of religion. Each chapter focuses on a single object in daily use by Muslims-prayer beads, coins, amulets, a cistern well, clothing, jewellery, bodily and domestic adornments-to consider both generic and particular aspects of the object in question. These narratives will engage the reader by describing and analyzing each object in terms of its provenance, materials, uses, and history, as well as the broader history, variety and uses of the object in Islamic history and cultures. Temporal, regional, and sectarian variations in the styles, uses, and theological perspectives are also considered. Framed by an introduction that assesses the various approaches to Islamic material culture in recent scholarship, Islam through Objects provides a template for the study of religion and material culture, which engages current theory, subtle and nuanced narratives, and the creative and imaginal capacities of Muslims through history.

Islam And The Devotional Object

Author : Richard J. A. McGregor
ISBN : 9781108483841
Genre : History
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A new history of Islamic practice told through the aesthetic reception of medieval religious objects.

Arts Of Allusion

Author : Margaret S. Graves
ISBN : 9780190695934
Genre : Art
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The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged. Arts of Allusion reveals the object as a crucial site where pre-modern craftsmen of the eastern Mediterranean and Persianate realms engaged in fertile dialogue with poetry, literature, painting, and, perhaps most strikingly, architecture. Lanterns fashioned after miniature shrines, incense burners in the form of domed monuments, earthenware jars articulated with arches and windows, inkwells that allude to tents: through close studies of objects from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, this book reveals that allusions to architecture abound across media in the portable arts of the medieval Islamic world. Arts of Allusion draws upon a broad range of material evidence as well as medieval texts to locate its subjects in a cultural landscape where the material, visual, and verbal realms were intertwined. Moving far beyond the initial identification of architectural types with their miniature counterparts in the plastic arts, Margaret Graves develops a series of new frameworks for exploring the intelligent art of the allusive object. These address materiality, representation, and perception, and examine contemporary literary and poetic paradigms of metaphor, description, and indirect reference as tools for approaching the plastic arts. Arguing for the role of the intellect in the applied arts and for the communicative potential of ornament, Arts of Allusion asserts the reinstatement of craftsmanship into Islamic intellectual history.

Hajj

Author : Luitgard Mols
ISBN : 9088904774
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Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organized the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim's Journey. The chapters in this volume are the outcome of the two-day symposium on the Hajj, which was held at the museum in connection to the exhibition. The central theme that runs through the book is how Hajj practices, representations of Mecca and the exchange of Hajj-related objects have changed over time. The chapters in the first part of the book discuss religious, social, and political meanings of the Hajj. Here the relationship is addressed between the significance of pilgrimage to Mecca for the religious lives of individuals and groups and the wider contexts that they are embedded in. Together, these anthropological contributions provide insights into the effects on Hajj practices and meanings for present-day Muslims caused by current dimensions of globalization processes. The second part of the book takes material expressions of the Hajj as its starting point. It explores what Hajj-related artifacts can tell us about the import of pilgrimage in the daily lives of Muslims in the past and present. The contributions in this part of the volume point out that Mecca has always been a cosmopolitan city and the nodal point of global interactions far exceeding religious activities. Together, the chapters in this book depict the Hajj ritual as a living tradition. Each with its own focus, the various contributions testify to the fact that, while the rites that make up the Hajj were formulated and recorded in normative texts in early Islam, details in the actual performance and interpretations of these rites are by no means static, but rather have evolved over time in tandem with changing socio-political circumstances.

Performing Objects

Author : Fiona Kerlogue
ISBN : UOM:39015060666586
Genre : Anthropology
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The contributors consider the relationship between the roles of objects within their originating culture and as part of a collection kept by the museum, whether in post-colonial Southeast Asia or in Europe. What emerges as key is the point of intersection between lives and cultures which the objects can represent, whether as sites of conflict, of negotiation or of connection.

Early Islamic Art And Architecture

Author : Jonathan M. Bloom
ISBN : UOM:39015054277184
Genre : History
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Early Islamic Art and Architecture deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the relationships between sacred and secular art. An introductory essay sets each work in context; it is complemented by a bibliography for further reading.

Imagining The East

Author : April Jehan Morris
ISBN : OCLC:812463304
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Epic dichotomies -- threat/desire, Islam/Christianity, Orient/Occident, fear/lust, self/other -- have fundamentally shaped the conceptualizations, images, and imaginings of the interaction between East and West. The Holy Land was the locus of both sensations in the twelfth-century West. Islam, arisen from the Arabian Peninsula and spreading steadily, embodied the strongest threat to western Christendom that it had yet faced, both militarily and theologically. The vividly imagined "East," particularly Jerusalem, was the locus of spiritual and material desire. These intertwined notions underlie the ideological, theological, and historical perceptions of the Crusades, in their own time as today. This project seeks to explore the dual image of the East in the twelfth-century West through the prime dichotomy that has, both historically and presently, shaped Western perceptions of the dar-al-Islam: the East as at once threat and object or source of desire. Both this dichotomy and the examinations of individual sites and objects in which it is expressed nuance and challenge earlier scholarly assertions regarding visual representations of Crusading, and posit new interpretations of iconographic traditions and their semiotic functions in the twelfth-century Aquitaine. This dissertation is arranged as a series of investigative essays into monuments and objects that express the presentation and development of these divergent ideas in the twelfth-century Aquitaine. The first half of is comprised of three interrelated examinations of material objects that illuminate Western concepts of Islam and Muslims. Various iconographic traditions, I argue, were created and modified to express the mechanisms by which Christendom attempted to define, and respond to, these evident threats to self and territory. The second half of this project focuses on the material manifestations of desire, primarily through the deployment of Orientalized architectural forms and the utilization of relics and objects related to the East. Although these trends, as my conclusion discusses, reached their true apex in the decades after the loss of Jerusalem in 1187, these early examples typify the range of cultural notions centered on the desire to possess and control the sanctity of the Holy Land.

Art Libraries Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015048122207
Genre : Art libraries
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Hamdard Islamicus

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ISBN : UCAL:B3528094
Genre : Islam
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Quarterly journal of studies and research in Islam.

Arts

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ISBN : MINN:31951P005975015
Genre : Arts
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Islam In Java

Author : Mark R. Woodward
ISBN : UOM:39015055881687
Genre : Religion
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Earthly Beauty Heavenly Art

Author : Netherlands) Stichting De Nieuwe Kerk (Amsterdam
ISBN : UOM:39015050465171
Genre : Art
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This stunning book, by using art as a medium, aims to give a unique insight into Islam. It contains over 300 Islamic art works of supreme beauty and quality brought together from the most distinguished international collections. By looking at various themes such as The Palace, The Mosque and The Paradise, the reader will be led through a myriad of jeweled objects, splendid ceramics and glassware, elegant Qur'ans, textiles and prayer rugs. The fascinating text deals with various fundamental facets of Islamic art, while every object in the book is accompanied by a detailed description written by a detailed description written by the curators of the museums and collections to which they belong.

Minbar Al Islam

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ISBN : UOM:39015082614051
Genre : Islam
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Saudi Aramco World

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132646220
Genre : Arab countries
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Islamic Metalwork

Author : James W. Allan
ISBN : UOM:39015014083706
Genre : Art
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The Nuhad Es-Said Collection of Islamic metalwork is one of the finest in private hands. It contains examples of inlaid bronzes and brasses from 6th/12th and 7th/13th Herat and 7th/13th century Mosul, from Ayvubid Syria, Saljuk Anatolia, the Mamluk empire and the Dehli sultanate, and from Il-Khanid, Timurid and Safavid Iran. Inlaid with gold, silver and copper, and bearing planetary and astrological figures, mystical symbols, and effusive dedications to sultans and petty rulers, these objects take the reader into a world where superstition, religion and politics jostle for supremacy, and are evidence that works of art reflect the societies they serve. An extensive introduction puts the collection in its social and artistic context. This is followed by the catalogue which describes and discusses each piece in detail. Every object is illustrated with at least one color plate and there are numerous black and white photographs. In this revised edition the author has updated all important aspects of the text; he has also added a table of analyses with a short commentary at the end of the book.

Venice And The Islamic World 828 1797

Author : Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris)
ISBN : 9780300124309
Genre : History
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From 828, when Venetian merchants carried home from Alexandria the stolen relics of St. Mark, to the fall of the Venetian Republic to Napoleon in 1797, the visual arts in Venice were dramatically influenced by Islamic art. Because of its strategic location on the Mediterranean, Venice had long imported objects from the Near East through channels of trade, and it flourished during this particular period as a commercial, political, and diplomatic hub. This monumental book examines Venice's rise as the "bazaar of Europe" and how and why the city absorbed artistic and cultural ideas that originated in the Islamic world. Venice and the Islamic World, 828–1797 features a wide range of fascinating images and objects, including paintings and drawings by familiar Venetian artists such as Bellini, Carpaccio, and Tiepolo; beautiful Persian and Ottoman miniatures; and inlaid metalwork, ceramics, lacquer ware, gilded and enameled glass, textiles, and carpets made in the Serene Republic and the Mamluk, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Together these exquisite objects illuminate the ways Islamic art inspired Venetian artists, while also highlighting Venice's own views toward its neighboring region. Fascinating essays by distinguished scholars and conservators offer new historical and technical insights into this unique artistic relationship between East and West.

Making Sense Of Muslim Societies

Author : Farid Fachruddin
ISBN : OCLC:1028743757
Genre : Bantaeng (Indonesia : Kabupaten)
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"In the last four decades, the study of Islam and Muslim societies has extended from only the so-called orientalist tradition and the current Islamicist trend into a trend in social research where these objects of study are observed in the spectacles of social sciences and humanities. Included in this trend, the anthropological studies of lslam and Muslim societies have experienced significant development since Evans Pritchard (1949) conducted his observation on a Muslim society in North Africa. This development encompasses studies on Muslim societies in rural and urban areas, following the trend in contemporary anthropology which also makes urban societies as their object of research and fieldwork. In this trend, Muslim anthropologists who are associated to Virginia based IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) have invented 'Islamic Anthropology' which imagines an ideal theological concept of Islamic society. This study challenges the basic assumptions of "Islamic Anthropology" through exploring the case of Muslim everyday practices and local traditions in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Authenticity and orthodoxy will become the key issues: are questions of authenticity and orthodoxy relevant when looking at Islam and Muslim practices in non-Saudi areas beyond the heartland of lslam? Or, as I will argue, should there be a new understanding of authenticity and orthodoxy? This study addresses the question of how Muslims in Bantaeng claim their identity as authentic Muslims, while at the same time as authentic Bugis or Makassar; how are the values of Bugis-ness and Makassar-ness took part in the Islamisation of South Sulawesi; what is the nature of indigenisation or Islamisation in rural South Sulawesi; what is the nature of religious (Islamic) diversity in in this area. Throughout this study, through the cases of local imam, wedding father, Muslim seer, tomb visitation and local rituals, I have led my arguments to strengthen a position, which lets people under study to speak for themselves. In this regard, authenticity is defined by people who practice particular religion. I argue that Islamic anthropology cannot work well with conventional anthropology since they have set in their mind a model of an ideal Islamic society in advance, and eventually justify which one is Islamic or u-Islamic. In this vein, I suggest the use of the term 'anthropology of Muslim society' to highlight that anthropology observes Muslims or Muslim societies, not Islam as a set of norms."

Hajj

Author : Luitgard E. M. Mols
ISBN : 9088902852
Genre : History
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Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organised the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim's Journey. The chapters in this volume are the outcome of the two-day symposium on the Hajj, which was held at the museum in connection to the exhibition.The central theme that runs through the book is how Hajj practices, representations of Mecca and the exchange of Hajj-related objects have changed over time. The chapters in the first part of the book discuss religious, social, and political meanings of the Hajj. Here the relationship is addressed between the significance of pilgrimage to Mecca for the religious lives of individuals and groups and the wider contexts that they are embedded in. Together, these anthropological contributions provide insights into the effects on Hajj practices and meanings for present-day Muslims caused by current dimensions of globalisation processes. The second part of the book takes material expressions of the Hajj as its starting point. It explores what Hajj-related artefacts can tell us about the import of pilgrimage in the daily lives of Muslims in the past and present. The contributions in this part of the volume point out that Mecca has always been a cosmopolitan city and the nodal point of global interactions far exceeding religious activities.Together, the chapters in this book depict the Hajj ritual as a living tradition. Each with its own focus, the various contributions testify to the fact that, while the rites that make up the Hajj were formulated and recorded in normative texts in early Islam, details in the actual performance and interpretations of these rites are by no means static, but rather have evolved over time in tandem with changing socio-political circumstances.

The Dependence Of Objects On Structure

Author : Steven French
ISBN : 1546790527
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Mustafa Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Mustafa Organization is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought!

Artifacts And Allegiances

Author : Peggy Levitt
ISBN : 9780520961456
Genre : Art
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What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country’s cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular cities help explain how museums represent diversity? Artifacts and Allegiances takes us around the world to tell the compelling story of how museums today are making sense of immigration and globalization. Based on firsthand conversations with museum directors, curators, and policymakers; descriptions of current and future exhibitions; and inside stories about the famous paintings and iconic objects that define collections across the globe, this work provides a close-up view of how different kinds of institutions balance nationalism and cosmpolitanism. By comparing museums in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, Peggy Levitt offers a fresh perspective on the role of the museum in shaping citizens. Taken together, these accounts tell the fascinating story of a sea change underway in the museum world at large.

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