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dc.contributor.authorTorns, Christina Lynne
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:23:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:23:16Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othertorns_christina_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/torns_christina_l_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24775
dc.description.abstractThe multi-faced dimensions of Islamic architecture have been contested by numerous scholars from a variety of backgrounds, namely, Historians of Art, Architecture, Religion, and Politics. In a manner similar to the tradition of the “Blind Men and the Elephant”, these scholars have conducted their studies within their periphery of their respective fields, dividing the scholastic approach to Islamic art and architecture severely. Weaving these different interpretations together provides a contextual fabric with which to view Islamic architecture in political, social, as well as esoteric dimensions. The mosque architecture of early Islam reflects the modest approach of the Prophet to Islam in contrast to the lavish décor of the later mosque architecture of Persia. Mosque architecture has the ability to express not only historical and social implications of the Islamic community, and when understood as a symbolic language, reflects certain ideas of Islamic cosmology.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPersian Mosque Architecture
dc.subjectEarly Mosque Architecture
dc.subjectCosmology,
dc.titleReflections of unity
dc.title.alternativethe social, political, and cosmological dimensions of mosque architecture in early Islam and Persia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorKenneth Lee Honerkamp
dc.description.committeeKenneth Lee Honerkamp
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Jones Medine
dc.description.committeeWill Power


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