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Author Milwright, Marcus.

Title An introduction to Islamic archaeology / Marcus Milwright
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New Edinburgh Islamic surveys
New Edinburgh Islamic surveys.
Contents Introduction -- Early Islam and late antiquity -- New directions in the early Islamic period -- The countryside -- Towns, cities and palaces -- Religious practice in the Islamic world -- Crafts and industry -- Travel and trade -- The "post-medieval" Islamic world -- Conclusion
Summary This book offers an introduction to the archaeology of the Islamic world. It traces the history of the discipline from its earliest manifestations through to the present and evaluates the contribution made by archaeology to the understanding of key aspects of Islamic culture. The author argues that it is essential for the results of archaeological research to be more fully integrated into the wider historical study of the Islamic world.Organising the book into broad themes allows a focus on issues that are relevant across different regions and periods. Short case studies are included to allow
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-255) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Islamic countries.
Islamic antiquities.
Islamic civilization.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009512747
ISBN 0748629955 (electronic bk.)
9780748629954 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Islamic archaeology