Age of Transition

Age of Transition Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia

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Synopsis

In 2012 the Metropolitan Museum of Art presented Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, a groundbreaking exhibition that explored the transformations and continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. During this time of historic upheaval, Christian and Jewish communities encountered the world of Islam, resulting in unprecedented cross-cultural exchange. The catalogue for Byzantium and Islam received the 2014 World Book Award as the best new book on Islamic studies, presented by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Religious Guidance. This new volume expands upon the subject, bringing together eleven papers by internationally distinguished scholars delivered in symposia and Scholars' Days during the exhibition, with a new introduction by Helen C. Evans. These writings provide new information about the impact of Byzantine culture, both Christian and Jewish, during the development and early years of Islamic rule in the eastern Mediterranean and across North Africa, and reconsider traditional concepts about the origin of Islamic art.

Book information

ISBN: 9780300211115
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pub date:
DEWEY: 709.0214
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 159
Weight: 714g
Height: 258mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 15mm