The Aghlabids and their neighbours : art and material culture in 9th-century North Africa

The first dynasty to mint gold dinars outside of the Abbasid heartlands, the Aghlabid (r. 800-909) reign in North Africa has largely been neglected in the scholarship of recent decades, despite the canonical status of its monuments and artworks in early Islamic art history. 'The Aghlabids &...

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Other Authors: Anderson, Glaire D. , [Editor] , Fenwick, Corisande , [Editor] , Rosser-Owen, Mariam , [Editor] , Lamine, Sihem , [Editor]
Published: Leiden : Boston:. Brill, 2017.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 688 pages.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik Nahe und der Mittlere Osten 122
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Online Access: Online available
Summary: The first dynasty to mint gold dinars outside of the Abbasid heartlands, the Aghlabid (r. 800-909) reign in North Africa has largely been neglected in the scholarship of recent decades, despite the canonical status of its monuments and artworks in early Islamic art history. 'The Aghlabids & their Neighbors' focuses new attention on this key dynasty. The essays in this volume, produced by an international group of specialists in history, art and architectural history, archaeology, and numismatics, illuminate the Aghlabid dynasty's interactions with neighbours in the western Mediterranean and its rivals and allies elsewhere, providing a state of the question on early medieval North Africa and revealing the centrality of the dynasty and the region to global economic and political networks.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004356047
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Zusätzliche Informationen: Seventeen contributions in English; twelve in French.