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dc.contributor.advisor Kenney, Ellen Pradhan, Natasha 2019-05-22T10:00:33Z 2019-05-22T22:00:20Z Fall 2018 en_US 2019-05-22
dc.description.abstract I have always found places that seem to exist “out of time,” so to speak, extremely peaceful and alluring. These could include cemeteries, or even monumental and out-of-time structures like the pyramids. Yet there is something even stronger one feels when inside such a structure. That is, when a space - architecture - has been created that allows one to not simply witness something that seems to exist in eternity, but to reside within it. One cannot divorce these structures - and the human desire to construct them - from religion and religiosity. For throughout time, commemorative architecture has played a big role in the religious practices of peoples. While no two examples of commemorative monuments from different cultures could be interpreted in precisely the same way, it is likely that both would reflect deep-seated beliefs, perhaps of a religious nature, of the culture in which they originated. In Islam, the concept and permissibility of commemorative architecture is fraught. Some interpretations even advocate for the destruction of such structures. This thesis looks at the universal concept of commemorative architecture and traces the emergence of the form in the Islamic tradition. en_US
dc.format.extent 129 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject funerary architecture en_US
dc.subject commemorative architecture en_US
dc.subject Fatimid art en_US
dc.subject Fatimids en_US
dc.subject tombs en_US
dc.subject mausoleums en_US
dc.subject Fatimid Cairo en_US
dc.subject death en_US
dc.subject time en_US
dc.subject wahhabism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title The Potential of Architecture: The Meaning and Purpose of Commemorative Architecture in Islamic Civilizations en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Islamic Art and Architecture en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember O'Kane, Bernard
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stelzer, Steffen

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