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Age of Transition

Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World

Helen C. Evans Lyle Humphrey Lisa Brody Carol Snow

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Yale University Press
22 January 2015
Series: Fashion Studies
In 2012 the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, a groundbreaking exhibition that explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. During this time of historic upheaval, Christian and Jewish communities encountered the world of Islam, resulting in unprecedented cross-cultural exchange. The catalogue for Byzantium and Islam received the 2014 World Book Award as the best new book on Islamic studies, presented by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Religious Guidance. This new volume expands upon the subject, bringing together eleven papers by internationally distinguished scholars delivered in symposia and Scholars' Days during the exhibition, with a new introduction by Helen C. Evans. These writings provide new information about the impact of Byzantine culture, both Christian and Jewish, during the development and early years of Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and across North Africa, and reconsider traditional concepts about the origin of Islamic art.
Contributions by:   Lyle Humphrey, Lisa Brody, Carol Snow, Edward Bleiberg
Edited by:   Helen C. Evans
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 25mm,  Width: 20mm,  Spine: 1mm
Weight:   709g
ISBN:   9780300211115
ISBN 10:   0300211112
Series:   Fashion Studies
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   22 January 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Helen C. Evans is the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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