Four Empires of Islam: Imperial Achievement
From 14th-century Timur, through the Mongol and Ottoman empires, this book traces the expansion of Islamic architecture that produced monumental buildings with elaborate structural forms, colors, and patterns.
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Agra Akbar arcades arches architecture axis Babur Bahamanis bays Beyazid building built bulbous capital central centre century chahar bagh chattris cloisters colonnades columned portico complex corners court Darwaza Deccani decorative Delhi domed chambers east emperor entrance pavilion facade Fatehpur Sikri Firoz Shah four caliphates four-iwan Friday mosque frontispiece garden Gauhar Shad Ghiyas Gujarat Hagia Sophia harem hasht behisht Hindu Hoshang Shah Humayun's hypostyle imperial India inlaid Iran Isfahan Islamic Istanbul iwan Jahangiri kiosk madrasa Mahal maidan Mandu Masjid-i Shah mausoleum minar minarets monumental moulding Mughal muqarnas Muslim octagonal Ottomans palace Persian piers platform prayer hall public audience qibla qibla qubba Qtub red sandstone Registan roof rulers Safavid Samarkand screened Seljuk semi-domes Shah Jahan's side space square squinches storeys structure subsidiary successor Suleiman Suleymaniye sultanate sutun Tabriz terrace throne tiles Timur Timurid tomb trabeated tradition Transoxiana Tughluq ud-Din Ulugh Ulugh Beg vault wall white marble