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qubba

Arabic word for dome. In commemorative architecture, qubba often refers to a domed mausoleum that usually contains the grave of a saint, a pious man, or an emir. In the ...

qubba

qubba   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
63 words

... Arabic word for *dome . In commemorative architecture, qubba often refers to a domed mausoleum that usually contains the grave of a saint, a pious man, or an *emir . In the 11th century the qubba became widespread in the Islamic world and remains one of its most common building types. See also art and architecture: islamic . Lara Tohme ‘ Kubba ’, EI , CD-ROM...

qubba

qubba  

Arabic word for dome. In commemorative architecture, qubba often refers to a domed mausoleum that usually contains the grave of a saint, a pious man, or an emir. In the ...
Jerusalem

Jerusalem   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
9,113 words
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...a new role as the scene of the Last Judgement and the gate to paradise. The newly acquired sanctity of the city meant that many pious or important individuals chose to spend their last days there or be buried there. Scores of small commemorative structures (Arab. maqām and qubba ) were erected, and gates and mihrabs were set up to honour the biblical prophets venerated by Muslims. Friction between religious communities increased in the 10th century. The Holy Sepulchre was damaged by fire (938) and pillaged (966). The Bedouins and heretical Qarmatians...

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