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Abu Mina

Peter Grossmann.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 944 words.

[Abū Mīnā]

Site of a Christian city and pilgrimage centre in the Maryūt Desert, c. 45 km south-west of Alexandria, Egypt. It grew up around the shrine of St Menas, who was...

Aghlabid

Lucien Golvin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 828 words.

Islamic dynasty that governed Tunisia, Algeria and Sicily from ad 800 to 909. The province of Ifriqiya, roughly corresponding to modern Tunisia, had been administered from Kairouan since...

‛Alawi family

Marianne Barrucand.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art; Religious Art; Islamic Art; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 606 words.

[‛Alawī; Filālī]

Islamic dynasty and rulers of Morocco since 1631. Like their predecessors the Sa‛dis, the ‛Alawis are sharīfs (descendants of the Prophet Muhammad), and both...

Alexandria

Judith McKenzie, Gordon Campbell, R. R. R. Smith, Wiktor A. Daszewski, A. H. Enklaar, Dominic Montserrat, C. Walters, Wladyslaw B. Kubiak, Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Greek and Roman Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 7547 words.

Egyptian city situated on the Mediterranean coast west of the delta of the River Nile, capital of Egypt from c. 320 bc to ad 642, seaport and centre of ancient Greek culture.

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Algeria, Democratic and Popular Republic of

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 2508 words.

[Arab. Al-Jumhūriyyah al-Jazā‛iriyyah al-Dimuqrāṭiyyah al-Sha‛biyya; Al-Jazā’ir]

Country in North Africa with its capital at Algiers.

Algeria is the second largest...

Algiers

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 685 words.

[Arab. al-Jizā’ir; ‘the islands’]

Capital and largest city in Algeria, located on the west side of a bay opening onto the Mediterranean Sea. The site was already settled in...

Almohad

Karl-Heinz Golzio.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Religious Art; Islamic Art. 1302 words.

[al-Muwaḥḥidūn]

Islamic dynasty that ruled parts of north-west Africa and Spain from 1130 to 1269. Muhammad ibn Tumart (d 1130), a Masmuda Berber, preached a faith based on the...

Almoravid

Karl-Heinz Golzio.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1064 words.

[al-Murābiṭūn]

Islamic dynasty that ruled parts of the Sahara, Morocco, Algeria and Spain from 1056 to 1147. The Sanhaja Berber chief Yahya ibn Ibrahim, on returning from a...

Art and Freedom

S. J. Vernoit.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Art (Sub-Saharan); Islamic Art; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 329 words.

[Arab. Al-fann wa’l-ḥurriyya]

Egyptian group of Surrealist writers, artists and intellectuals founded on 9 January 1939 by the poet Georges Hunain (1914–73). The group included...

Aswan

Edda Bresciani.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 2310 words.

[anc. Egyp. Abu, Swenet; Copt. Sawan; Gr. Syene]

Egyptian city at the northern end of the first Nile cataract, c. 900 km south of Cairo. The modern town chiefly stretches along...