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Connected Histories: an Introduction
In this video, Giancarlo Casale introduces the "Connected Histories" theme against a background of images and music. He discusses an illustration from the Tarih-I Hind-I garbi or "Iklilm-I Cedid," a 16th century Turkish manuscript.
Anthony Shadid House of Stone Restoration Videos
As Anthony Shadid (1968-2012) was renovating and restoring his ancestral home in Marjayoun, Lebanon, he arranged to record the construction and his reflections on the process. Ten videos were filmed by Katia Jarjoura and produced by Houghton Mifflin…
The Arts of the Book and Miniature Painting
This brief video describes the Islamic arts of the book and book illustration in the form of miniature painting. Related primary resource: Ibn al-Nadim on the Transmission and Authorization of Books, The Qur'an on Paradise (image).
This brief video expores the effect of geometric lines and curves on ornamental design in Islamic art, and illlustrates how they also characterize the timeless, breathtaking architecture of the Muslim world. Related primary resources: Al-Wansharisi…
This brief video describes the arts of weaving, knotting, and dyeing fabrics, including patterned carpets, woven calligraphy and their uses in Muslim cultures at all levels of society. Related primary resource: A Geniza Letter Regarding Trade and…
Tags: Arabic, carpets, clothing, courtly life, dress, fabrics, gender, ikat, Islamic arts, material culture, Qur’an, religion, textiles, veil, video essays
This brief video describes the forms, functions, features, and significance of the garden in Islamic societies, and the motif of gardens in various artistic genres. Related primary resources: The Qur'an on Paradise, Babur on the Construction of the…
The Arts of Trade and Travel
The obligation to make the pilgrimage (known as the hajj) to Mecca, combined with the tradition of global trade in Muslim societies, makes international travel important in the lives of many Muslims. This brief video highlights the arts associated…
Mosques and Religious Architecture
This brief video describes the structure, architecture and decoration of mosques and other religious buildings and discusses theirvariations in Muslim societies across geography and time. Related primary sources: The Qur'an on the Qibla,…
Tags: Arabic, calligraphy, cities, decoration, geometry, inscription, Islamic architecture, material culture, mihrab, Minaret, mosques, prayer, Qur’an, religion, ritual, tiles, video essays
This brief video describes the arts of Islamic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic script. Related primary sources: The Qur'an on Paradise,Ibn al-Nadim on the Transmission and Authorization of Books.
Leo Africanus, a Man between Worlds (Video)
The BBC Arabic film Leo Africanus: A Man between Worlds by Moroccan journalist Badr Sayegh retraces key locations visited by Leo Africanus, the Muslim born as Hasan al-Wazzan in the 1480s. Captured by pirates, he was given as a slave to the Pope and…
Recitation of the First Chapter of the Qur'an and Translation
Muhammad Khalil al-Hussary recites the first chapter of the Qur'an, entitled Al-Fathihah, which means "the Opening." It consists of Translated by Muhammad Asad. Transliteration from Islamicity.com.
Tags: Qur'an, recitation, religion, rituals, scripture