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  • Ilkhanid Book of Ascension, Theby Christiane Gruber

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The traditional account of the Prophet Muhammad?s ascension has inspired generations of writers and storytellers from the beginnings of Islam until today. By the tenth century, narratives describing Muhammad?s encounter with prophets and angels, his colloquy with God, and his visits of heaven and hell lead to the formation of the ?Book of Ascension?,... more...

  • Islamic Architecture on the Moveby Christiane Gruber

    Intellect Books Ltd 2016; US$ 76.80

    Even a casual observer can spy traces of Islamic architecture and design on buildings all over the world, a reminder that artistic traditions and visual culture have never been limited to their region or country of origin, but rather are highly diffusible. This book brings together scholars from architectural studies, design, art history,... more...

  • The Islamic Manuscript Traditionby Christiane Gruber

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur?ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts,... more...

  • Visual Culture in the Modern Middle Eastby Christiane Gruber; Sune Haugbolle

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what visual languages mean for the construction of Islamic subjectivities, the distribution of power, and the formation of identity and belonging.... more...

  • The Image of the Prophet between Ideal and Ideologyby Christiane J. Gruber; Avinoam Shalem

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 127.95

    Disziplinäre Grenzen überschreitend zielt der Band darauf ab, die Visualisierung Mohammeds in der westlichen Welt vis-à-vis mit dessen Darstellung im Islam zu untersuchen. Dabei wird das Material weder geographischen oder sprachlichen Sphären zugeordnet noch werden Textquellen isoliert von bildlichen Darstellungen betrachtet. Die Beiträge... more...

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