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Ulrich Marzolph

-ʿAzim (شاهزادۀ عبد العظیم; 5.4 × 14 cm) in Rayy, today a southern suburb of Tehran. ʿAbd al-ʿAzim was a descendant of ʿAli ibn Abi Talib’s eldest son, Hasan, who, according to Shiʿi tradition, lived a secluded and pious life in Rayy. The shrine, whose origins date from the ninth century, has been repeatedly

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David J. Roxburgh

arts of painting and the book were accorded a prominent role, but they ultimately were lost in the wider interpretation of cultural pa- tronage as a politically motivated, programmatic ac- tivity. Although it is true that buildings and objects can possess the power to embody ideologies and thereby to

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Laura U. Marks

, “The Conquering Lion: The Life Cycle of a Symbol,” Oriens 17 (December 31, 1964): 161–71.
 54 Rosser-Owen, Islamic Arts from Spain , 30.
 55 Discussion and image in Rosselló Bordoy, in Al-Andalus , ed. Dodds, 236, pl. 29.
 56 Florence C. Lister and Robert H. Lister, Andalusian Ceramics in Spain

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Deni̇z Türker

objects with epigraphic details such as coins, seals, and manuscripts, which motivated a different kind of connoisseurial rigor. He could shut himself up in one of the rooms at the Bibliothèque nationale de France to study and assess his collection of ancient coins by consulting the relatively newly

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Benedict Cuddon

enthusiasm for Islamic art late in life and it was principally Persian art that intrigued him. It might at first seem curious that he should have cultivated such a pursuit; although he travelled to the Islamic world, he seems not to have liked much of the art he saw there. 17 However, over the course of his

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Jennifer Pruitt

churches and synagogues as a symptom of his madness, medieval Muslim sources often praise al-Hakim on this account, while criticizing the decision to rebuild these monuments at the end of his life. 16 
 AL-HAKIM’S EARLY REIGN, A “TIME OF PEACE” FOR THE CHURCHES
 In the first years of al-Hakim’s reign

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Susana Calvo Capilla

translation of the Ṭabaqāt, Blachère introduced a series of fragments with anecdotes from Aristotle’s life that were apparently lost in the known copies but quoted in Ibn al-Khatib’s Iḥāṭa . In this paragraph, Saʿid asserted that “King Phillip had hired him as preceptor for his seven children, of which

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John Kwadwo Osei-Tutu

offer a mix of public history accounts and commercially motivated documentaries (videos and photographs) featuring the forts and castles as sites worth visiting. The public history works include general descriptive articles on the history of the buildings (e.g. chronology, ownership, uses); 10 online