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ARHI. 3151: Islamic Art and Contemporary Society

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Cosmology of Al-Kazvini Duck in a pond Iranian calligraphy
Cosmology of Al-Kazvini: Duck in a pond, 14th C. Iran, Ilkhanid Period
10" x  6", Used in accordance with Artstor Terms and Conditions


Welcome to ARHI. 3151, Islamic Art and Contemporary Society

This course introduces students to Islamic art through a survey of works across the broad reach of the Islamic world including Saudi Arabia, Northern and Saharan Africa, Spain, the former Ottoman Empire surrounding Turkey and the Greater Middle East. The last unit of the course looks at cultural exchange between the Islamic world and its neighbors. The course highlights works from c. 600 CE to the present.