• The Archaeology of Islam See large image

    The Archaeology of Islam (Social Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) Timothy Insoll

    $43.75 - Save $9.35 17% off - RRP $53.10 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    Also available in...
    Hardback $113.65

    DescriptionThis book examines the archaeological implications of Islam as a force which can act upon all areas of life. Islam leaves distinctive material culture remains and distinctive categories of evidence which can be detected and described.The subject and the geographical area of Islam is vast. The author provides an assessment of the means and the methods of uncovering Islamic material records in the context of a wide range of times and places. Separate chapters examine the mosque, the domestic environment, the Islamic city, death and burial, art, manufacturing and trade. The author draws evidence from the perceived heartlands of the Islamic world (Arabia, the Near East), and from those regions traditionally regarded as the periphery (Africa and the Far East). Coverage extends from the origins of Islam in the seventh century AD up until the present.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Archaeology of Islam

    Title
    The Archaeology of Islam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Insoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631201151
    ISBN 10: 0631201157
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    LC subject heading:
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F, 3H, 3J
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBX
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000, HIS037000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000, SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FP
    DC22: 909/.097671, 909.097671
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    LC subject heading: , ,
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRORLISL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3J, 3F, 1FP
    DC21: 297.09
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBX
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DS36.855 .I47 1999
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JBSR, NHF, QRP, NKD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3KL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1H, 1FP
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KH
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PGP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FBX
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    01 February 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Timothy Insoll is currently a Research Fellow in Archaeology at St John's College, Cambridge. From January 1999 he has been appointed a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He has conducted fieldwork in Mali, Eritrea, India, Uganda, Turkey and the UK. He has published numerous papers in academic journals, and one of his most recent publications, a monograph, is "Islam, Archaeology and History: The Gao Region, Mali."
    Review quote
    "This little book packs a punch ... this book has so much to say, and it should be read by both Islamic specialists and mainstream archaeologists." Antiquity " ... [a] stimulating and informative book." Journal of Islamic Studies "His goal is not only to demonstrate the richness and variety of the material culture of Muslim societies ... but also to interpret material culture and connect it convincingly to social characteristics" Aramco World "The standard of scholarship by the author is considerable and his reading and understanding of Islam most impressive" Times Higher Education Supplement
    Back cover copy
    This book examines the archaeological implications of Islam as a force which can act upon all areas of life. Islam leaves distinctive material culture remains and distinctive categories of evidence which can be detected and described. The subject and the geographical area of Islam is vast. The author provides an assessment of the means and the methods of uncovering Islamic material records in the context of a wide range of times and places. Separate chapters examine the mosque, the domestic environment, the Islamic city, death and burial, art, manufacturing and trade. The author draws evidence from the perceived heartlands of the Islamic world (Arabia, the Near East), and from those regions traditionally regarded as the periphery (Africa and the Far East). Coverage extends from the origins of Islam in the seventh century AD up until the present.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures.List of Plates.Acknowledgements.1. Introduction. 2. The Mosque. 3. The Domestic Environment. 4. Muslim Life. 5. Art, Trade and Ideas. 6. Death and Burial. 7. The Community Environment. 8. The Archaeology of Islam? References. Index.