Byzantium and Islam : age of transition, 7th-9th century / edited by Helen C. Evans, with Brandie Ratliff.

Title: 
Byzantium and Islam : age of transition, 7th-9th century / edited by Helen C. Evans, with Brandie Ratliff.
Publisher: 
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012.
Description: 
xvii, 332 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 31 cm.
Other Authors: 
Ratliff, Brandie.
Evans, Helen C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
130353
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
N6250.B965 2012z
Notes: 
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Byzantium and Islam : age of transition (7th-9th century), held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, March 14-July 8, 2012.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-319) and index.
"This groundbreaking volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century. As the period opened, the empire's southern provinces--the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean--were at the crossroads of trade routes reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the ninth century an unprecedented cross-fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life by leading international scholars, their writings accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period's most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion, and trade--embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published--highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the evolving Islamic aesthetic. With its masterful exploration of two centuries that would shape the emerging medieval world, Byzantium and Islam provides a revelatory interpretation of a period with profound ramifications for the modern era"--Dust jacket.
Complimentary copy; Metropolitan Museum of Art; 2012; 2000018616; 2000018617
Glass weights: p. 146-147; glassware: p. 92-93, 95, 173, 224, 226, 241, 264; mosaics: p. 133, 206, 246-248, 251-252.
Contents: 
Byzantium --
Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th century) / Helen C. Evans --
Commerce --
"Ornaments of excellence" from "the miserable gains of commerce" luxury art and Byzantine culture / Thelma K. Thomas --
Islam --
Country estates, material culture, and the celebration of princely life: Islamic art and the secular domain / Anna Ballian.
ISBN: 
9781588394576 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hardcover)
1588394573 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : hardcover)
9781588394583 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
1588394581 (Metropolitan Museum of Art : pbk.)
9780300179507 (Yale University Press : hardcover)
0300179502 (Yale University Press : hardcover)
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG object: 69.1.1, p. 241 (#174).