Muqarnas, Volume 18


Note to Contributors: Muqamas will consider for publication articles on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary. Articles submitted for publication are subject to review by the editors and/or outside readers. Manuscripts should be no more than 40 double-spaced typed pages of text (not including endnotes) and have no more than 15-20 illustrations (both graphics and black-and-white glossy photographs; colour prints or slides are not acceptable). Exceptions can be made for articles dealing with unpublished visual or textual primary sources, but if they are particularly long, they may be divided into two or more parts for publication in successive volumes. .
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Howayda Al-Harithy, The Concept of Space in Mamluk Architecture
R.D. McChesney, Architecture and Narrative: The Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa Shrine. Part 1: Constructing the Complex and lts Meaning, 1469-1696
Ruba Kana’an, Waqf, Architecture, and Political Self-Fashioning: The Construction of the Great Mosque of Jaffa by Muhammad Aga Abu Nabbut
Armen Ghazarian and Robert Ousterhout, A Muqarnas Drawing from Thirteenth-Century Armenia and the Use of Architectural Drawings during the Middle Ages
Oya Pancaroğlu, Socializing Medicine: Illustrations of the Kitāb al-Diryāq
Oleg Grabar and Mika Natif, Two Safavid Paintings: An Essay in Interpretation
Nebahat Avcioğlu, Ahmed I and the Allegories of Tyranny in the Frontispiece to George Sandys's Relation of a Journey
Caroline Williams, John Frederick Lewis: "Reflections of Reality"
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