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Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe

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Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognisable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centres like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She ...

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Stealing from the Saracens: How Islamic Architecture Shaped Europe 2020, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781787383050

Hardcover