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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


The Indian Ocean before the Arrival of Europeans

Stephanie Wynne-Jones

in A Material Culture: Consumption and Materiality on the Coast of Precolonial East Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198759317
eISBN:
9780191917042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759317.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, African Archaeology

The precolonial Swahili coast was thus a region united through particular material practices. In this volume, consumption and display have been emphasized as aspects that are very clearly evident ... More


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