The birth of Islamic art - the Umayyads; the 'Abbasids; the Fatimids; the Saljuqs; the age of the Atebegs - Syria, Iraq and Anatolia, 1100-1300; the Mamluks; the Muslim West; the Ilkhanids and Timurids; the Safavids; the Ottomans.
A highly accessible and definitive guide to the arts of Islamic civilization
Robert Hillenbrand is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of over a hundred publications and an acknowledged world authority on Islamic art and architecture.
'Hillenbrand brings a fresh viewpoint to old and standard concepts ... an interesting and refreshing work' - Times Higher Education Supplement