- Title Pages
- Series Editor's Foreword
Chapter OneThe History of Scholarship and the Nature of the Problem
Chapter TwoThe Adhan, the Miʾdhana and the Ṣawmaʿa
Chapter ThreeManāras and Manārs
Chapter FourThe Mosque Tower
Chapter FiveWhy were Towers Added to Mosques?
Chapter SixThe Minaret in the Maghrib in the Ninth Century
Chapter SevenThe Triumph of the Córdoban Minaret in the Maghrib
Chapter EightThe Minaret in Egypt through the Ayyubid Period
Chapter NineThe Minaret in the Central and Eastern Lands before the Seljuqs
Chapter TenThe Minaret during the Seljuq Era
Chapter ElevenThe Minaret after the Mongol Conquests
Chapter TwelveThe Minaret beyond the Persianate World
Chapter ThirteenThe Spread of the Minaret into Modern Times
- Illustration Acknowledgments
- (p.1) Introduction
- The Minaret
Jonathan M. Bloom
- Edinburgh University Press
This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the history and development of the minaret. It seeks to explain when and why Muslims decided to attach towers to mosques, why they look so different in different places, and what they were intended to mean. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.
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