New Publication: Architecture of the Islamic West:  North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula 700-1800, Jonathan Bloom

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Submitted by Jonathan Bloom

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book, Architecture of the Islamic West:  North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula 700-1800 by Yale University Press 

ISBN: 9780300218701
320 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
281 color + b/w illus.




Introduction and Acknowledgments


1 Islamic Architecture in Umayyad al-Andalus and Aghlabid Ifriqiya
2 Rival Caliphates in the West during the Tenth Century
3 The Long Eleventh Century: Dissolution of Empire
4 The Almoravids and Almohads, c. 1050–c. 1250
5 The Nasrids in al-Andalus
6 The Heirs of the Almohads in North Africa, c. 1250–c. 1500
7 Between the Ottomans and the Hapsburgs: Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria, c. 1500–c. 1800
8 The Sharifan Dynasties of Morocco, c. 1500–c. 1800
9 Epilogue: The Legacies of Maghribi Architecture





Picture Credits

Here is a link to the Yale University Press blog post about the book,

and here is a link to a sample chapter:

Jonathan M. Bloom
Professor Emeritus,
Department of Art, Art History & Film
Boston College