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Al-Andalus  

Patrice Cressier and Sonia Gutiérrez Lloret

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The archaeology of al-Andalus did not emerge as a discipline until the end of the 1970s, slightly later than medieval archaeology in Northern Europe. Its spectacular development in ... More

Arabia and the Gulf  

Andrew Petersen

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
This chapter introduces the main ways in which archaeology has been used to investigate Arabia’s past during the Islamic era. While the potential for archaeology within the peninsula cannot ... More

Asia  

Timothy Insoll

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The extent of Islamic archaeological research in Asia varies regionally. The reasons for this include different research interests as well as political factors. Varied research themes are ... More

Asia Minor  

Peter Talloen

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The early Christian archaeology of Asia Minor has recently developed into a discipline devoted to the contextualized study of the material remains of early Christianity. It has ... More

Central Asia  

Pierre Siméon

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
This chapter explores the Islamic archaeology of Central Asia. Central Asian medieval ities were investigated by Russian researchers since the last quarter of the 19th century but the ... More

Central Islamic Lands  

Bethany J. Walker

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The following text serves as an introduction to the chapters focused on the “central lands” of the Islamic world: the “Arab heartland,” Persia, and the territories of the Ottoman Empire. ... More

Central Sudan  

Carlos Magnavita and Abubakar Sani Sule

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
In view of the paucity of research, the Islamic archaeology of the Central Sudan and Sahel remains one of the less well known of the African continent. While this also applies to the ... More

China  

Jacqueline M. Armijo

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
Although the study of the archaeology of China is a well-developed field, the study of the archaeology of Islam in China, as a field, is virtually unknown. There are no books covering the ... More

Christian Archaeology in Palestine: The Roman and Byzantine Periods  

Joan E. Taylor

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The first Christian archaeological evidence in Palestine dates from the third century, in the so-called Megiddo church. From 326 onward, Palestine was the focus of imperial funding, and ... More

Community Archaeology in the Islamic World  

Øystein S. LaBianca, Maria Elena Ronza, and Noël Harris

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
Community archaeology, or the notion that local officials, school teachers, community elders, workmen, and other community members might be recruited as partners in helping to preserve, ... More

Contacts Between the Islamic World and Northern Europe in the Pre-Mongol Period  

Marek Jankowiak

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
Northern Europe and the Islamic world, although separated by the wide belt of the steppe, were in contact throughout the pre-Mongol period. The intensity of these contacts varied over time ... More

Eastern African Coast  

Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Jeffrey Fleisher

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
This chapter offers an overview of historical and archaeological research on Islam and Islamic practice on the pre-colonial eastern African coast during the late first and early second ... More

Editors’ Introduction  

Bethany J. Walker, Timothy Insoll, and Corisande Fenwick

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The following Foreword, written by the three co-editors of this Handbook, situates the field of Islamic archaeology as it is practiced today in the larger study of the Islamic world. It ... More

Egypt  

Alison L. Gascoigne

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
This chapter situates Egypt within wider debates arising from the field of Islamic archaeology and provides an overview of the current state of our knowledge based on diverse categories of ... More

Encountering Photoamulets and the Use of Apotropaic Light in Late Antiquity  

Eric C. Lapp

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Sep 2017
In antiquity, natural and artificial light was manipulated to illuminate dark spaces. Its primary and most significant use, however, may have been amuletic. This chapter explores several ... More

Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa  

Timothy Insoll

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The Islamic archaeology of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa remains largely unexplored. This chapter reviews research that has been completed in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and ... More

Funerary Artists: The Textual Evidence  

Maria Cannata

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Evidence suggests that the cost of wrapping and decorating a mummy was an expensive enterprise, and considering the wide range of people involved and the materials required, one would ... More

Funerary Religion: The Final Phase of an Egyptian Tradition  

Martin Andreas Stadler

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses Egyptian funerary religion during the Roman period. During this period, there was a greater diversity of modes in which individuals could be commemorated and at the ... More

Heritage in Context  

Nasser Rabbat

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
The meaning and scope of heritage are far from settled in the contemporary Middle East, as both history and geography are being contested, reclaimed, and reconfigured. Inspired by European ... More

Heritage Management and Community Development: Thematic Introduction Beyond the “Academy:” Islamic Archaeology and Heritage Management  

Bert de Vries

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Jan 2021
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Nov 2020
This section deals with the incipient practice of heritage management in Islamic archaeology through the deliberate engagement of local communities in the preservation of Islamic material ... More

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