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Title Byzantium and Islam : age of transition, 7th-9th century / edited by Helen C. Evans, with Brandie Ratliff

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012
New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press
New York, N.Y. : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012
New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press
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Descript xvii, 332 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 32 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition Byzantium and Islam : age of transition (7th-9th century), held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, March 14-July 8, 2012
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-319) and index
Contents Byzantium -- Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th century) / Helen C. Evans -- Commerce -- "Ornaments of excellence" from "the miserable gains of commerce" luxury art and Byzantine culture / Thelma K. Thomas -- Islam -- Country estates, material culture, and the celebration of princely life: Islamic art and the secular domain / Anna Ballian
Note Explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire's southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross- fertilization of cultures had taken place. This age is brought to life in contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Images of authority, religion, and trade embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published highlight the dialogue between the array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic
LC subject Art, Byzantine -- Exhibitions
Islamic art -- Exhibitions
Byzantine Empire -- Civilization -- Islamic influences -- Exhibitions
Art, Byzantine -- Influence -- Exhibitions
Christian art and symbolism -- Byzantine Empire -- Exhibitions
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081 -- Exhibitions
Add Author Ratliff, Brandie
Evans, Helen C
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN 9781588394576 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hardcover)
1588394573 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hardcover)
9781588394583 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
1588394581 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
9780300179507 (Yale University Press : hardcover)
0300179502 (Yale University Press : hardcover)