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Islamic fundamentalism

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On ...

Jerusalem

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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9,113 words
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...( reg 1520–66 ) redecorated the building as part of a programme of embellishing the holy cities of Islam. He replaced the exterior mosaics with glazed tiles; and these, admittedly much restored, survive to this day. Various other Ottoman patrons restored the ceilings and replaced window grilles with stained glass. In the 20th century six major restoration campaigns took place, and the building has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance and Islamic fundamentalism. Bibliography K. A. C. Creswell : Early Muslim Architecture , i (Oxford, 1932, rev. 1969), pp....

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