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Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria

This book is dedicated to all those who believe that the key to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence is knowledge of the other’s perspective of history and cultural values, according to the other’s specific historical experience. Today we watch on with horror at developments in Syria and the surrounding region and the impact the war is having on Europe and the int ...

Italy

Portoferraio

Isola d’Elba

Portoferraio, principale approdo dell’isola d’Elba, ha un patrimonio di straordinario fascino e ricchezza che questa guida vi propone di scoprire. Come sempre nelle guide di Museo Senza Frontiere, sono gli studiosi del posto a raccontare la storia della loro città permettendo di scoprire luoghi e siti spesso sconosciuti anche agli stessi abitanti. Tre grandi percorsi a tema ripercor ...

MWNF Travel Books
Germany

Barock & Rokoko (Bayern Süd)

Baroque & Rococo

Die Sinne schwelgen zu lassen war das Ziel der barocken Kunst. Mit Hilfe prunkvollster Interieurs wurde in Kirchen und Schlössern jedermann die Herrlichkeit göttlicher und weltlicher Ordnung vor Augen geführt. Und welches Land wäre besser dazu geeignet, den barocken Rausch der Sinne nachzuerleben, als Bayern, das wie kein zweites so nachhaltig durch die Barockzeit geprägt wurde, man ...

Italy (Sicily)

Siculo-Norman Art

Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla – Val di Mazara, Val di Noto, Val Demone – Islamic Sicily produced singularly imaginative crafts and many religious and civic buildings, resurrecting some Byzantine canons, at times still heavily  ...

Tunisia

Ifriqiya

Thirteen Centuries of Art and Architecture in Tunisia

Tunisia offers a synoptic and chronological vision spanning thirteen centuries of Islamic History. After the creation of Kairouan at the rise of the Islamic era – during which time local traditions were enriched with the distant souvenir of Samarra – successive dynasties embellished the architectural language of the area with their own unique artistic expressions. The Aghlabid monume ...

Morocco

Andalusian Morocco

A Discovery in living art

As early as the beginning of the eighth century, having just reached this extreme territory of the Maghreb, Moroccan Islam started to cast its eye to the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar and shortly after set foot on the Iberian Peninsula. From that time on, and for a further eight centuries the fate of both areas would be inseparable, and it is this real Hispanic-Maghreb culture t ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Barock & Rokoko

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Portugal

El Manuelino

El arte portugués en la época de los descubrimientos

El Manuelino. El arte portugués en la época de los Descubrimientos acerca a los esplendores de una época que introdujo magistralmente a Portugal en la Edad Moderna. Aprovechando la formidable aventura de los Grandes Descubrimientos marítimos, el rey D. Manuel I (1469-1521) arrastró a los círculos próximos a la Iglesia y a la Corona a una empresa artística sin precedentes. El resu ...

Spain

A arte Mudéjar

A estética Islâmica na arte Cristã

Mudejar Art: Islamic Aesthetics in Christian Art uncovers the fascinating richness of a genuinely Hispanic cultural and artistic symbiosis that became a distinctive element of Christian Spain after the end of Arab rule. Mudejars were Muslims who were allowed to stay in the reconquered territories and Mudejar artists and craftsmen strongly influenced the culture and art of the new Christi ...

Italy

I Principi della Chiesa

Roma e lo Stato della Chiesa costituiscono un caso unico nella storia d'Europa di principato insieme religioso e secolare. Dalla ricostruzione seguita alla distruzione compiuta dalle truppe di Carlo V nel 1527 (papato di Paolo III Farnese 1534-1549) questa mostra giunge, illustrando l'azione di governo e le committenze artisitiche di undici Papi a ciascuno dei quali è dedicato un percor ...

Egypt

L'Art Mamelouk

Splendeur et Magie des Sultans

D’esclaves à sultans, l’histoire des Mamelouks est celle d’une prodigieuse montée en puissance, une épopée digne des plus excitants romans d’aventure. Révolutions de palais, intrigues sanglantes, assassinats – mais organisation visionnaire, discipline de fer, campagnes héroïques, volontés farouches, finesse politique et diplomatique, expansion commerciale… Mal connue  ...

Turkey

La Nascita dell'Arte Ottomana

L'eredità degli emirati

L'apogeo del regno di Solimano ha messo in ombra per molto tempo i precedenti sconvolgimenti avvenuti in Anatolia che poi hanno portato alla fondazione dell'impero. Fra le prime dinastie di emiri turchi che hanno approfittato del declino dell'impero bizantino per stabilirsi sul suolo della penisola è sicuramente quella ottomana che avrà l'esito più celebre, ma la supremazia architetto ...

Italy

Portoferraio

Isola d’Elba

Portoferraio, principale approdo dell’isola d’Elba, ha un patrimonio di straordinario fascino e ricchezza che questa guida vi propone di scoprire. Come sempre nelle guide di Museo Senza Frontiere, sono gli studiosi del posto a raccontare la storia della loro città permettendo di scoprire luoghi e siti spesso sconosciuti anche agli stessi abitanti. Tre grandi percorsi a tema ripercor ...

Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria

This book is dedicated to all those who believe that the key to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence is knowledge of the other’s perspective of history and cultural values, according to the other’s specific historical experience. Today we watch on with horror at developments in Syria and the surrounding region and the impact the war is having on Europe and the int ...

Algeria

Legacy of Islam in Algeria

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Austria (Tyrol)

Maximilian I

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Portugal

In The Lands Of The Enchanted Moorish Maiden

Islamic Art in Portugal

If such were the aim, Portugal could offer the ideal place to test the validity of a co-ordinated approach to the promotion of culture based on advances in scientific research and development of public awareness. The case of Islamic art in the land of the ancient Gharb al-Andalus, this extreme western fringe of the Muslim territory in the Middle Ages, is particularly revealing in this co ...

Austria

Il Gotico / Tirolo

Un profondo legame unisce il Tirolo allo stile gotico: il singolare corrispondere della nascita di questa regione come entità politica nel corso del XIII secolo con l'affermarsi in campo artistico delle nuove forme slanciate che suggeriscono il movimento, introdotte dal gotico. Il nuovo stile si radica con realizzazioni artistiche che non mancano di caratterizzazioni locali rispetto al  ...

Jordan

Les Omeyyades

Naissance de l'Art Islamique

Loin d'abolir la liberté des cultes locaux et de bouleverser les organisations urbaines existantes, les Omeyyades ont reconnu les langages esthétiques en vigueur à leur arrivée en Jordanie (41H/661 J.-C.), et en ont réinventé les formes avec une étonnante liberté d'expression. Pour brève qu'ait été leur hégémonie (moins de 90 ans), le rôle des califes omeyyades reste crucia ...

Palestinian Territories

Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism

Islamic Art in the West Bank and Gaza

Throughout its entire history, Palestine has witnessed on its territory the convergence of the great Middle Eastern cultures. Besides the obvious destruction and devastation, this convergence enriched the region with highly evolved cultural traditions to ensure a glowing reputation that spread to the outer edges of the new Muslim order. For the faithful undertaking the hadj Palestine rap ...

MWNF Virtual Museum Books
14 countries, 40 museums

À descoberta da arte islâmica

no Mediterrâneo

As grandes dinastias islâmicas do Mediterrâneo são as protagonistas deste livro, juntamente com o seu fascinante legado artístico e cultural. Trinta e nove estudiosos, conservadores de museus e especialistas em património cultural de 14 países europeus, norte-africanos e do Próximo Oriente são os autores dos 22 capítulos que conduzem o leitor ao longo de 13 séculos de história, da époc ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Discover Islamic Art

in the Mediterranean

The great Islamic Dynasties of the Mediterranean are the protagonists of this book, together with their fascinating artistic and cultural legacy. Thirty-nine scholars, museum curators and experts in cultural heritage, from 14 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, are the authors of the 22 chapters that take the reader through 13 centuries of Islamic history from the period of the  ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Islamische Kunst am Mittelmeer

Faszinierende Entdeckungen

Die großen islamischen Dynastien des Mittelmeerraums mit ihrem faszinierenden künstlerischen und kulturellen Erbe sind die Protagonisten dieses Buches. 39 Wissenschaftler, Museumskuratoren und Experten für kulturelles Erbe aus 14 Ländern in Europa, Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten zeichnen als Autoren von 22 Kapiteln, die den Leser durch 13 Jahrhunderte der islamischen Geschichte führen – von ...

14 countries, 40 museums

إكتشف الفن الإسلامي

في حوض المتوسط

السلالات الإسلامية الحاكمة الكبرى في حوض المتوسط، جنباً إلى جنب مع تراثها الفني والثقافي المبهر، هي أبطال هذا الكتاب. ثمة تسعة وثلاثون باحثاً، وأمينَ متحف، وخبيراً في التراث الثقافي، من 14 بلداً في أوربا، وشمال أفريقيا، ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Akdeniz’de İslam Sanatını Keşfedin

Akdeniz'deki büyük İslam Hanedanları, büyüleyici sanatsal ve kültürel miraslarıyla beraber bu kitabın başkahramanlarıdır. Avrupa, Kuzey Afrika ve Orta Doğu'daki 14 ülkeden otuz dokuz akademisyen, müze kuratörü ve kültür mirası uzmanı; okuru Hz. Muhammed döneminden Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun sonuna kadar (1922) 13 yüzyıllık bir tarih yol ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Découvrir l’art islamique

en Méditerranée

En même temps que leur fascinant héritage artistique et culturel, les grandes dynasties islamiques de la Méditerranée sont les protagonistes de ce livre. 39 chercheurs, conservateurs de musée et spécialistes du patrimoine culturel de 14 pays d'Europe, d'Afrique du Nord et du Proche-Orient sont les auteurs des 22 chapitres qui conduisent le lecteur à travers 13 siècles d'histoire, depuis la ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Alla scoperta dell’arte islamica

nel Mediterraneo

Le grandi dinastie islamiche del Mediterraneo, insieme al loro affascinante lascito artistico e culturale, sono i protagonisti di questo libro. Trentanove studiosi, curatori di musei ed esperti in patrimonio culturale di 14 paesi in Europa, Nord Africa e Medio Oriente, sono gli autori di 22 capitoli che accompagnano il lettore attraverso 13 secoli di storia islamica, dalla predicazione del profeta ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Descubrir el arte islámico

en el Mediterráneo

Las grandes dinastías islámicas del Mediterráneo son las protagonistas de este libro, junto con su fascinante legado artístico y cultural. Treinta y nueve estudiosos, conservadores de museo y especialistas en patrimonio cultural de 14 países europeos, norteafricanos y de Oriente Próximo son los autores de los 22 capítulos que conducen al lector por 13 siglos de historia, desde la época del ...

14 countries, 40 museums

MWNF Educational Guide

Discover Islamic Art

The MWNF Educational Guide is a holistic educational manual designed for the MWNF website to be used by a vast range of audience interested in Islamic art, culture and heritage A team of six experts from six Arab countries has developed educational concepts that provide a general framework for the use of the website in classrooms, seminars and by individual scholars. The guide provides  ...

Books by MWNF Partners
Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnaniah
Cairo, Egypt

Publishes a wide range of books in Arabic, in particular also children and art books. Is a MWNF partner publisher since 2000.
The British Museum Press
London, United Kingdom

Publishes books related to the activities of The British Museum.
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Los Angeles, United States of America

Since 1975, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press has served to preserve cultural heritage through the documentation and publication of scholarly archaeological research.