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Four Central Asian shrines a socio-political history of architecture by R. D. McChesney

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McChesney, R. D. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 454 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 25 cm
Asia, Central
Asie centrale
Central Asia
Gur-i-Mir : the Timurid shrine at Samarqand 1405-2016 -- Centering a city (1) : the Kwajah Abu Nasr shrine at Balkh -- Centering a city (2) : the Noble Rawzah of Mazar-i Sharif -- The Shrine of the Prophet's Cloak, the Kirqat al-Nabī of Qandahar
"In Central Asia, Muslim shrines have served as community centers for centuries, particularly the large urban shrines that seem, in many cases, to have served as the inspiration as well for a city's architectural development. In Four Central Asian Shrines: A Socio-Political History of Architecture R. D. McChesney documents the histories of four such long-standing shrines-Gur-i Mir at Samarqand, Khwajah Abu Nasr Parsa Mazar at Balkh, the Noble Rawzah at Mazar-i Sharif, and the Khirqat al-Nabi at Qandahar. In all four cases the creation and evolution of the architecture of these shrines is traced through narratives about their social and political histories and in the past century and a half, through the photographic record"-- Provided by publisher
Islamic shrines--Social aspects--History  Search this
Islamic shrines--History  Search this
Architecture and society--History  Search this
Sanctuaires musulmans--Aspect social--Histoire  Search this
Sanctuaires musulmans--Histoire  Search this
Architecture et société--Histoire  Search this
Islamic shrines  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Islamic shrines--Social aspects  Search this
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