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The Mosque Tower

Jonathan M. Bloom

in The Minaret

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637256
eISBN:
9780748693832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines when and where Muslims began to add a single tall tower to the standard mosque plan. It shows that the mosques at Raqqa (without tower) and Siraf (with tower) impose the ... More


What Gertrude Bell Did for Islamic Archaeology

Rosalind Wade Haddon

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Gertrude Bell’s active ‘Islamic Archaeology’ phase roughly covers the period 1909–14, at a time when she was as interested in Arab tribes and Ottoman politics, and frustratingly her diaries ... More


Defeating ISIS

Peter R. Neumann

in Bluster: Donald Trump's War on Terror

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190099947
eISBN:
9780197520734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190099947.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows that, despite Trump's claims to the contrary, he did not entirely defeat Islamic State, and it was not him or -- rather -- him alone who had achieved the military successes against ... More


Explodes and Expands: How the ‘Islamic State’ Fights in Syria

Omar Ashour

in How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474438216
eISBN:
9781474495554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438216.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the birth and the military build-up of ISIS/IS in Syria, as of 9 April 2013. It aims to explain how ISIS/IS was able to gradually develop their combat capacities ... More


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