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The Minaret$
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Jonathan M. Bloom

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637256

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
The Minaret
Author(s):

Jonathan M. Bloom

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0001

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.

Keywords:   towers, Muslims, Islam, mosques

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