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An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Marcus Milwright


This book is a critical survey of the discipline of Islamic archaeology and of the ways in which archaeology can contribute to our understanding of the Islamic past between the seventh and the early twentieth centuries. The book proposes a definition of Islamic archaeology as the examination of the material record of populations (Muslim and non-Muslim) living under the rule of Muslim elites. The central part of the book is arranged thematically and makes use of case studies from the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, East Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula to explore topics including: urb ... More

Keywords: Archaeology, Islam, Medieval, Late Antiquity, History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748623105
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcus Milwright, author