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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Art.

Established in 1977 by the Aga Khan to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture as expressed through architecture. It seeks out and recognizes examples of architectural...

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Ajmer

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City in the Rajasthan state of northwestern India. Founded around 1100, it became an important center of trade and a military base during the Muslim Mughal rule in India. It hosts the...

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Aligarh

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Large town in western India associated with major Muslim educational, political, and ideological movements since the late nineteenth century. Headquarters of Aligarh Scientific Society and...

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Ghazna

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In the tenth century C.E., before the rise of an independent sultanate based in Ghazna (south-southwest of Kabul in Afghanistan), the town of Ghazna and surrounding province of Zabulistan...

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Ghurid

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Eastern Persian Sunni dynasty of the mid-twelfth to early thirteenth centuries. Tribal mountain chiefs who defeated the Ghaznavids in Afghanistan and India and the Khwarazmis in Iran....

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Islam and Visual Art

Margaret S. Graves.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Islam; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Buildings. 5206 words.

The label “Islamic art” has at times served to conflate and confuse religious and non-religious impulses within popular understandings of the art of the lands that are now or have...

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Kufa

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Art.

Major city in Iraq. Became a center for political and cultural development during the first centuries of Islam. Has always had strong associations with Shiism and remains a Shii center...

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Safavid

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A member of a dynasty which ruled Persia 1502–1736 and installed Shia rather than Sunni Islam as the state religion. The name comes from Arabic ṣafawī ‘descended from the ruler Sophy’.

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Timurid

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The Timurid dynasty claimed control over vast territories in central, southern, and western Asia from the mid-fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. Its broadest claims would have made...

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