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Title: Development of the mihrab down to the fourteenth century
Author: Fehervari, G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 3574
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1961
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The thesis is concerned with the origin and development of the mihrab in the Islamic world (excluding India) • down to the XIVth century. The thesis is divided into six chapters. I.a) Summarizes the views expressed on the etymological origin of the word mihrab and its various connotations. b) Traces the architectural origin of the architectural feature to pre-Islamic times. c) The orientation of sanctuaries; relationship between mihrab and giblah. II. The Umayyad period (660-750). III. The early 'Abbasid period (750-1000 A.D.) IV. The rectangular-, semicircular-, flat-, horse-shoe-and pentagonal-mihrabs of Egypt, Syria, 'Iraq, Persia, Turkestan, Spain and the Maghrib erected between 1001-1300 A.D. V. The mihrab as decorative feature in portable objects (metalwork, tombstones, wood-works and lustre-tiles.) VI. Conclusion.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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