Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery
This edited volume brings together current research on the art, architecture, and archaeology of the northern littoral of the Black Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, and the Volga-Ural regions, covering the time span from the Seljuk period to the twentieth century. The authors are researchers and museum specialists from Georgia, Germany, the Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine. A number of articles focus on recent archaeological excavations and ongoing restoration projects. Others deal with traditional applied arts and architectural decoration, as well as development of graphical arts, painting, and architecture in the modern period. A third group presents special museum collections in Berlin, Dresden, and Tbilisi, and discusses neglected research topics, such as medieval art in the Northern Caucasus and the islamic heritage in Daghestan and Georgia. The 21 articles are accompanied by 139 unpublished photographs in colour.