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The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi


The Transnational Mosque is the first book-length study to provide a nuanced understanding of the role of mosques in the construction of Muslim identity through the lens of their political, religious, and architectural history. The primary subject in current debates on Islam is the reinterpretation of history, which is often linked to an idealized age of Caliphal rule, the painful legacy of colonialism, or an imagined regional identity. The debates hinge upon what might the future hold for Muslim nations and their subjects. This discussion concerns not simply a monolithic transformation of ide ... More

Keywords: Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Architecture, Politics, Contemporary Middle East, History, Post-modernism, Transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621166
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kishwar Rizvi, author