The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria (Hardcover)

Evolution and Impact (Mamluk Studies #1)

By Doris Behrens-Abouseif (Editor)

V&R Unipress, 9783899719154, 351pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2012

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Description

This is the first publication in almost three decades to be dedicated to Mamluk art. The fifteen authors in this book explore the architecture and decorative arts of Egypt and Syria under Mamluk rule between the 13th and 16th century. They discuss the evolution of specific crafts regarding their dating and provenance, the patterns of their patronage and the interaction of Mamluk art with other regions of the Muslim world and beyond. Their new research based on fieldwork, archaeology, archive sources and museum collections presents a focused view on certain subjects while also conveying a panoramic perspective of Mamluk artistic approaches and concepts.