Atlas of The Islamic World Since 1500.

Robinson, Francis.

Book ID: 16365

ISBN:      0871966298

£50.00

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4to. 238 pp., colour frontispiece., 50 maps, numerous colour plates, end paper maps, cloth in d/w, biblio, previous owner’s name in pencil on half title page, Facts on File Inc., N. Y., 1982.

Synopsis

“This book is about the transmission of Islamic culture from generation to generation and from state to state over the last 500 years. Full advantage is taken of the opportunities offered by colour cartography to illustrate the dynamics of cultural transmission. In Part Two of the book pictures and captions are grouped to illustrate some of the more distinctive aspects of the Muslim way of life: religious life culminating in the pilgrimage to Mecca, artistic patterns including the decorative use of calligraphy and ceramics, and social values reacting (often painfully) to the pressures of the modern world in such areas as nomadism and the position of women.” Publisher’s description.

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