Illustrations Gallery

Introduction

Islam

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    Installation at BLOK art space Büyük Valide Han, Istanbul, Turkey, September to December 2017, photo courtesy of Sahand Hesamiyan

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    Islam

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    Installation at BLOK art space Büyük Valide Han, Istanbul, Turkey, September to December 2017, photo courtesy Sahand Hesamiyan

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    Islam

Time

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    Photo © Nancy Hill (2015)

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    Time

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1975.192.21), Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975

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    Time

Conceptual Framework

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (91.1.535a–h), Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891

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    Conceptual Framework

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    University of Edinburgh Library (Or.Ms.161, fol. 10b), Digital Image: Copyright The University of Edinburgh

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    Conceptual Framework

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    The European in India: From a Collection of Drawings, by Charles Doyley, Esq.; Engraved by J. H. Clark and C. Dubourg; with a Preface and Copious Descriptions, by Captain Thomas Williamson; Accompanied with a Brief History of Ancient and Modern India, from the Earliest Periods of Antiquity to the Termination of the Late Mahratta War, by F. W. Blagdon (London: Edward Orme, 1813), Plate I

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    Conceptual Framework

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    Conceptual Framework

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    Photo 119161936 © Amlan Mathur | Dreamstime.com

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    Conceptual Framework

Chapter 1

A Walk in Time

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    North dome room, Friday Mosque, Isfahan.

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    WikiMedia, Diego Delso 2016 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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    A Walk in Time

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    Photo 122617921 © Wing Travelling | Dreamstime.com

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    A Walk in Time

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    Photo 160009708 © Artography | Dreamstime.com

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    A Walk in Time

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    Wall decoration, Friday Mosque, Isfahan.

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    WikiMedia, Diego Delso 2016 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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    A Walk in Time

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    Photo 56707471 © Nicola Messana | Dreamstime.com

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    A Walk in Time

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    Photo 160008972 © Artography | Dreamstime.com

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    A Walk in Time

Events and Narratives

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    Digitized copy (page 607) of Olearius’s Außführliche Beschreibung der Kundbaren Reyse Nach Muscow und Persien, University of Heidelberg (DOI: https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.21591)

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    Events and Narratives

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    Wikimedia, Amir Pashaei, 2019 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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    Events and Narratives

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    Wikimedia, Amir Pashaei, 2019 (CC BY-SA 4.0) (Modified)

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    Events and Narratives

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    Wikimedia, Amir Pashaei, 2019 (CC BY-SA 4.0) (Modified)

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    Events and Narratives

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    Wikimedia, Amir Pashaei, 2019 (CC BY-SA 4.0) (Modified)

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    Events and Narratives

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    Öljeytü’s mihrab in west prayer hall of Isfahan’s Friday Mosque (2017).

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    Photo 137858111 © Evgeniy Fesenko | Dreamstime.com

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    Events and Narratives

Tropes

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    Wikimedia, Mostafameraji, 2017 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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    Tropes

Life Stories

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    Folio 53 from an Album of Drawings and Paintings: Figures in porticoes surrounding fruit trees.

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    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1960.161.53

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    Life Stories

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    http://english.khamenei.ir/d/2018/09/18/0/13916.jpg

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    Life Stories

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    Abbas Al-Musavi. Battle of Karbala, late 19th-early 20th century.

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    Brooklyn Museum, Gift of K. Thomas Elghanayan in honor of Nourollah Elghanayan, 2002.6

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    Life Stories

Politics

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    Photo 171717642 / Jahan © Wirestock | Dreamstime.com

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    Politics

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    Politics

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    Photo 211498606 © Petr Kahanek | Dreamstime.com

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    Politics

Modern Global Time

Chapter 2

Jerusalem in Java

Inadequacy of Timelines

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    New York: A. S. Barnes, 1846, scan courtesy of Amherst College Library

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    John B. Sparks, The Histomap: Four Thousand Years of World History. Relative Power of Contemporary States, Nations and Empires. Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1931. Scan courtesy of the David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Libraries

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    Stanley Lane-Poole, The Mohammedan Dynasties: Chronological and Genealogical Tables with Historical Introductions (Westminster: A Constable and Co., 1894)

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    Photo 2481543 © Hcss5 | Dreamstime.com

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    (Rudimentum noviciorum sive Chronicarum et historiarum epitome (Lübeck: Lucas Brandis, 1475), 672. Digitale Sammlungen der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek.

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of John Wise (1940.469)

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

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    Available online at http://www.hycadventures.com/page51.php

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    Inadequacy of Timelines

Spacetimes

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    Photo 105351333 © Vladimir Rodin | Dreamstime.com

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    Spacetimes

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    Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo 46022305 © Miko Bagus | Dreamstime.com

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Spacetimes

Events Relived

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    Urdu poem “The Night of ‘Ashur” sung by the group Hashim Sisters (2017).

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    Events Relived

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    REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo 2CXGYXE, Andrea De Silva

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    Events Relived

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    REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo 2CXKJBC, Andrea De Silva

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    Events Relived

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    http://ihbdc.com/

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    Events Relived

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    REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo 2CXKJBC, Mohammad Ismail

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    Events Relived

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    Wikimedia, E4024, 2017 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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    Events Relived

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    Wikimedia, Gabby Canonizado, 2011 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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    Events Relived

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    Photo 122427987 © Wing Travelling | Dreamstime.com

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    Events Relived

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    Wikimedia, Biswarup Ganguly, 2014 (CC BY 3.0)

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    Events Relived

Genealogies

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Genealogies

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    Photo © Shahzad Bashir (2015)

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    Genealogies

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    https://www.alhussein.jo/en/family-tree

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    Genealogies

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    Photo 223529083 © Matyas Rehak | Dreamstime.com

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    Genealogies

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    SPUTNIK / Alamy Stock Photo B9E0WT

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    Genealogies

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    SPUTNIK / Alamy Stock Photo B9P6HC

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    Genealogies

Enduring Forms

Chapter 3

A Roaming Orientalist

The Modern (Historical) Condition

The Mongol Catalysis

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    Syrian television broadcast a 30-part serial “Hulaku” in 2002. Juvayni is depicted as the narrator writing down the events. In episode 23, the Abbasid caliph is executed (9:00) and Juvayni writes about the devastation of Baghdad (13:30).

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Ata-Malik Juvayni, Tarikh-i Jahan-gushay, MS Supplément Persan 205, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, fol. 2a

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Diez Album, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, fol. 71, S. 18, no. 2

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Rashid ad-Din Tabib, Jami‘ at-tavarikh, MS Supplément Persan 1113, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, fol. 239a

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Wikimedia, Zenith210, 2014 (CC BY 3.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Wikimedia, Yasaman.mp, 2018 (CC BY 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Wikimedia, Milad Esmzadeh, 2016 (CC BY 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Wikimedia, MichaelDPhotos, 2018 (CC BY 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Wikimedia, ZainShahid117, 2014 (CC BY 3.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    The David Collection, Copenhagen, C 83, Photo Pernille Klemp

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    © The Trustees of the British Museum 1884,0703.111 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    © The Trustees of the British Museum 1613516661 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    A Mongol king conversing with a Muslim scholar.

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    Rashid ad-Din, Jami‘ at-tavarikh, MS Supplément Persan 1113, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, fol. 202a

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Rashid ad-Din Tabib, Jami' at-tavarikh, MS 727, Khalili Collection fol. 34a (Tabriz, Iran, 1314-15)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Rashid ad-Din Tabib, Jami' at-tavarikh, MS 727, Khalili Collection fol. 28b (Tabriz, Iran, 1314-15)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Rashid ad-Din Tabib, Jami' at-tavarikh, MS 727, Khalili Collection fol. 11a (Tabriz, Iran, 1314-15

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    The Mongol Catalysis

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    Landscape surrounding Öljeytü's tomb in Sultalniyya, Iran.

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    Wikimedia, Alireza-Derogar, 2016 (CC BY 4.0)

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    The Mongol Catalysis

Varieties of “Islamic” Times

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    Pakistani singer Abida Parveen performing “Man Kuntu Mawla” in front of Prince Karim Aga Khan, Imam of the Nizari Isma’ili Shi’i community. She begins by explaining the historical context in the life of the Prophet in which the text was first uttered.

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    Wikimedia, Konevi, 2018 (CC0 1.0)

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    Image ID PXPM10, Ahmad Faizal Yahya / Alamy Stock Photo, 2014

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    https://farsi.khamenei.ir/photo-album?id=40376 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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    Carved stucco panel from the city of Samarra, Iraq (9th century). On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

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    Wikimedia, Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin, 2019 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Orientations to the Past

Chapter 4

A Woman’s Voice

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    Adine Sagalyn / akg-images

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    A Woman’s Voice

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    al-Kashkul, 22 May, 1931, Rare Books Library and Archives, American University in Cairo, Photo Gülşah Torunoğlu

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    A Woman’s Voice

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    The David Collection, Copenhagen, 205, Photo Pernille Klemp

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    A Woman’s Voice

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    A woman walks past the ornate outer walls and doorway of a mosque in Fez, Morocco.

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    Photo 24440340 © Paop | Dreamstime.com

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    A Woman’s Voice

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    A large mural of a woman with short hair and a pink flower covers a wall in distinctive street art in central Casablanca, Morocco.

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    Image ID: 2BC4Y2X , Rosemary Behan / Alamy Stock Photo, 2017

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    A Woman’s Voice

An Edifice of Time

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    Bernhard Moritz (Berlin: Dietrich Riemer, 1916), Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC, USA

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    An Edifice of Time

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    Photo 105477582 © S Richardson | Dreamstime.com

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    An Edifice of Time

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    Saat Kaman, Seven Arches at Pavagadh Hill in Gujarat State of India

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    Photo 112681109 © Leonid Andronov | Dreamstime.com

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    An Edifice of Time

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    A dry stepwell in Champaner-Pavagadh, the city built by Mahmud Begada in Gujarat, India.

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    Photo 143697418 © Dipakkumar Parmar | Dreamstime.com

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    An Edifice of Time

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    The plan of Nimdihi’s Tabaqat.

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    An Edifice of Time

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    Carving details on the outer wall of Nagina Masjid, Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat, India.

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    Photo 110933373 © EPhotocorp | Dreamstime.com

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    An Edifice of Time

Documenting the Living Dead

Stories from the Americas

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    D. P. Kidder and J. C. Fletcher, Brazil and the Brazilians Portrayed in Historical and Descriptive Sketches (Philadelphia: Childs and Peterson, 1857): 131

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    Stories from the Americas

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    Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection, Yale University Library, JWJ MSS 54

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    Stories from the Americas

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    North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Call No. VCpB M837k, front

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    Stories from the Americas

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    North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Call No. VCpB M837k, back

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    Stories from the Americas

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    Memorial to the liberation of enslaved Africans. Goree Island, Senegal.

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    Photo 2162696 © Faberfoto | Dreamstime.com

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    Stories from the Americas

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    The autobiography of Omar Ibn Said.

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    "The life of Omar ben Saeed, called Morro, a Fullah Slave in Fayetteville, N.C. Owned by Governor Owen", Library of Congress, Washington DC, Control Number 2018371864, p. 16

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    Stories from the Americas

Self, Family, Nation

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    Image: https://schmerling.org/en/sources/molla-nasreddin/issue/11

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    Self, Family, Nation

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson © Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum PhotosTEST 02-Stock (Estate)

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    Self, Family, Nation

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    Minangkabau huizen (roemah gadang) te Kampong Andalas op Sumatra's Westkust

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    Leiden University Library, KITLV 169764

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    Self, Family, Nation

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    Diah Yulianti, Spirits's Dialog About This Country (1999)

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    Oil and acrylic on bark, 110 x 260 cm, OHD Museum Collection (Magelang, Indonesia)

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    Self, Family, Nation

Chapter 5

The Skyline of Istanbul

Frescoes in the Desert

Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    Tamerlane’s accession in Balkh on 12 Ramadan, 771/ April 9, 1370. Garrett Zafarnama, ff. 82b–83a.

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

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    Construction of the Great Mosque of Samarqand, 801/1399. Garrett Zafarnama, ff. 359b–360a.

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    John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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    Beautiful Violence

The Gift of Presence

The Missing Image

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    Law kana baynana, season 2, episode 10 (2008).

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    The Missing Image

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    Ronald Grant Archive / Alamy Stock Photo DXKPA1

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    The Missing Image

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    The photograph was take on a visit to Prophet Hud, peace be upon him, at Wadi Hadramawt, South Yemen. © Peter Sanders Photography Limited

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    The Missing Image

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    REUTERS / Satish Kumar, Alamy Stock Photo 2CKMRXN

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    The Missing Image

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    REUTERS / Satish Kumar, Alamy Stock Photo 2CMA8RY (April 6, 2019)

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    The Missing Image

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    The Missing Image

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    Amir Hamzah, uncle of the Prophet Muhammad, spreader of Islam, and hero of the Serat Menak, by dalang Otong Rasta (Indonesian, 1933–). Wood, cloth, and mixed media.

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    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, From The Mimi and John Herbert Collection, F2000.86.62. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

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    The Missing Image

The Grave of Time

Chapter 6

An Ambiguous Adventure

The Arab Renaissance

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    Iranian feature film on Hujr b. ‘Adi (2003). His death via arrow is depicted at the very end (1:40:00).

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