eBook The Islamic World Series: Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530097X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300976
  • DDC: 700.88
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

The many followers of Islam are spread around the globe from traditional lands in the Middle East and parts of Africa to metropolitan European cities. This extremely varied group of people nevertheless shares a distinct and rich style of arts, architecture, poetry, epic literature, painting, and philosophy. This book follows the intriguing history of Islamic arts and literature through the ages from the Umayyad Dynasty to the modern Islamic world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: The Varieties of Islamic Culture.
2: Arabs.
3: Bedouins.
4: Bengalis.
5: Hausa.
6: Javanese.
7: Kurds.
8: Malays.
9: Persians.
10: Sundanese.
11: Uighurs.
12: Uzbeks.
13: Islamic Arts: Introduction and General Considerations.
14: The Mortar of Islamic Culture.
15: Arabic Language.
16: Arabic Calligraphy.
17: Islamic Literatures.
18: Nature and Scope.
19: The Range of Islamic Literatures.
20: Islamic Literatures and the West.
21: External Characteristics.
22: Rhyme and Metre.
23: Genres.
24: Imagery.
25: Skills Required of the Writer.
26: Historical Developments: Pre-Islamic Literature.
27: Al-Khansa'.
28: Poetry.
29: Prose.
30: Early Islamic Literature.
31: Age of the Caliphs.
32: Umayyad Dynasty.
33: The ‘Abbasids.
34: Abu Nuwas.
35: Achievements in the Western Muslim World.
36: Decline of the Arabic Language.
37: Middle Period: The Rise of Persian and Turkish Poetry.
38: The New Persian Style.
39: Turkish Literature.
40: Yunus Emre.
41: Persian Literature: 1300–1500.
42: Jami.
43: Popular Literature.
44: The Thousand and One Nights.
45: The Period from 1500 to 1800.
46: Decentralization of Islamic Literatures.
47: New Importance of Indian Literature.
48: Ottoman Turkey.
49: European and Colonial Influences: Emergence of Western Forms.
50: The Rise of Nationalism.
51: Arab Literatures.
52: Taha Husayn.
53: Turkish Literatures.
54: Persian Literatures.
55: India: Urdu and Persian Literatures.
56: The Modern Period.
57: Prose.
58: Orhan Pamuk.
59: Poetry.
60: Mahmud Darwish.
61: Islamic Visual Arts.
62: Origins.
63: Earlier Artistic Traditions.
64: The Mosque.
65: The Prohibition against Images.
66: Early Period: The Umayyad and ‘Abbasid Dynasties.
67: Architecture.
68: Decorative Arts.
69: Assessment.
70: Middle Period.
71: Fatimid Art (909–1171).
72: Seljuq Art.
73: Western Islamic Art: Moorish.
74: Mamluk Art.
75: Mongol Iran: Il-Khanid and Timurid Periods.
76: Late Period.
77: Ottoman Art.
78: Sinan.
79: Safavid Art.
80: Mughal Art.
81: Islamic Art under European Influence and Contemporary Trends.
82: Evaluation.
83: Conclusion.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.