Les Poteries & Faïences de la Qal’a des Benî Hammâd (XIe siècle). Contribution à l’étude de la céramique Musulmane.

Marcais, George.

Book ID: 36444


Small Folio. French text, 31 pp., [2], 23 b/w plates hors text, title in red and black, publisher’s original wrappers, faded, weak spine partly split, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, Edition D. Braham, 1913.


Georges Marcais comes from a family of artists and scholars. He began his training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1902, he began studying history and geography at the Faculty of Letters Rennes. He was a painter and writer before discovering Muslim art in 1902 during a trip to Tlemcen where his brother William Marçais was a professor at the Madrasa. Arabist archaeologist, he taught at the Madrasa of Constantine then became the first holder of the Chair of Muslim Archaeology at the Faculty of Algiers. In 1929 he became head of the Museum of Muslim Antiquities and Art of Algiers and in 1935 and joined the Institute of Oriental Studies as director.
He was a leading French scholar in Islamic studies, he published several works covering Islamic architect and art in Syria, Egypt and North Africa. Bibliographic reference: Creswell 258.

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