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Doris Behrens-Abouseif


Prof. Dr. Doris Behrens-Abouseif holds the chair of Islamic Art andArchaeology at SOAS, University of London. She studied at the American University in Cairo and in Germany at the University of Hamburg and the University of Freiburg. Before joining SOAS in 2000, she taught Islamic Art at the American University in Cairo and at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich in Germany. She is member of the Academia Europaea.


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Doris Behrens-Abouseif (Ed.)

The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria – Evolution and Impact

1. Edition 2012
351 pages
ISBN 978-3-89971-915-4
Bonn University Press at V&R unipress

Mamluk Studies - Band 001

175,00 €

This is the first publication in almost three decades to be dedicated to Mamluk art. The fifteen authors in this book explore the architecture and decorative arts of Egypt and Syria under Mamluk rule between the 13th and 16th century. They discuss the evolution of specific crafts regarding their dating and provenance, the patterns of their patronage and the interaction of Mamluk art with other regions of the Muslim world and beyond. Their new research based on fieldwork, archaeology, archive sources and museum collections presents a focused view on certain subjects while also conveying a panoramic perspective of Mamluk artistic approaches and concepts.

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