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Publications2021-11-24T13:42:59+00:00

Publications

A selection of reports on the publications projects we have supported and funded in the field of Islamic Art, Heritage and Culture since we were founded in 1987

Recent Publications

  • Power

Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

This catalogue, Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural deals with the entirety of the Muslim world with a total emphasis on pre-Modern Islamic cultures through the lens of visual and material culture. It  contextualises the art work in three essays reflecting the thematic divisions adopted in the exhibition. [...]

  • Magic and Divination in Malay

Magic and Divination in Malay Illustrated Manuscripts

This book offers an integrated study of the texts and images of illustrated Malay manuscripts on magic and divination from private and public collections in Malaysia, the UK and Indonesia. Containing some of the rare examples of Malay painting, these manuscripts provide direct evidence for the intercultural connections between the [...]

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem

Lawrence Nees is the current H.Fletcher Brown Chair of Humanities holder at the University of Delaware. He received a  grant from the Trust to help publish his book Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem which was released in 2016. His book is a very detailed yet also user friendly [...]

Abbasid painting of the Caliphal Palace of Samarra, Iraq

Fatma Dahmani is a Barakat Trust postdoctoral fellow. Her original project was focused solely on the Abbasid painting of the Caliphal Palace of Samarra and the extent to which it is an original piece. After having conducted further research into the broader city more things caught her eye. This included [...]

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Abbasid painting of the Caliphal Palace of Samarra, Iraq

Fatma Dahmani is a Barakat Trust postdoctoral fellow. Her original project was focused solely on the Abbasid painting of the Caliphal Palace of Samarra and the extent to which it is an original piece. After having conducted further research into the broader city more things caught her eye. This included [...]

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Crusader Landscapes in the Medieval Levant: The Archaeology and History of the Latin East

Crusader Landscapes in the Medieval Levant is a collection of scholarly essays addressing a number of aspects of the archaeology and history of settlement in the crusader states established in the Middle East during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, collectively known as the Latin East, and on their influence on the [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|Categories: Publications|

The Women Who Built the Ottoman World Female : Patronage and the Architectural Legacy of Gulnus Sultan

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Ottoman Empire remained the grandest and most powerful of Middle Eastern empires. One hitherto overlooked aspect of the Empire's remarkable cultural legacy was the role of powerful women - often the head of the harem, or wives or mothers of sultans. These [...]

By |January 1st, 2014|Categories: Publications|

Sacred Precincts : The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities Across the Islamic World

This book examines non-Muslim religious sites, structures and spaces in the Islamic world. It reveals a vibrant portrait of life in the religious sites by illustrating how architecture responds to contextual issues and traditions. Sacred Precinctsexplores urban context; issues of identity; design; construction; transformation and the history of sacred sites and [...]

By |January 1st, 2014|Categories: Publications|

“Mamluk Patronage: An Expansion of a Traditional Concept.”

Iman R. Abdulfattah, Doctoral candidate in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Bonn The grantee is well acquainted with the School of Mamluk Studies (SMS). It was created in 2014 to foster and promote a greater awareness of the Mamluk sultanate. As well as to provide junior and [...]

By |January 1st, 2014|Categories: Archaeology, Conservation, Publications, Scholarships and research|

Contemporary Art from the Middle East

This timely book tackles ongoing questions about how 'local' perspectives on contemporary art from the Middle East are defined and how these perspectives intersect with global art discourses. Leading figures from the Middle Eastern art world, western art historians, art theorists and museum curators discuss the historical and cultural circumstances [...]

By |January 1st, 2013|Categories: Publications|

Digital Access to Persian Manuscripts

Digital preservation of illustrated Persian manuscripts, forming part of a larger Digital Persian Manuscripts project which aims to put details of 11.000 manuscrpts online together with digitised images of 50. Author : Ursula Sims Williams This digitised manuscripts are available here : https://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/asian-and-african/persian.html

By |January 1st, 2013|Categories: Publications|

RAB‘A OF SULTAN QAITBEY

RAB‘A OF SULTAN QAITBEY(monument # 104), Eastern Cemetery, Cairo A publication accompanying the excavation of the Mausoleum of Sultan Qaitbey in Cairo which took place from August 2016 to March 2017 by ARCHiNOS Architecture in collaboration with the Historic Cairo Project of the Ministries of Antiquities. Grantee: , Director, [...]

By |January 1st, 2012|Categories: Archaeology, Conservation, Publications, Uncategorised|

Cairo Cemetery Salvage Project

In 2011 the Barakat Trust gave a grant to May Al-Ibrashy a grant to help participate in the Cairo Cemetery Salvage Project (CCSP). The Mausoleum and Sabil‐Kuttab Radwan Agha al‐Razzaz Conservation Project is building 2 of the Cairo Cemetery Salvage Project (CCSP). Building 1 was the Mausoleum of Ruqayya Dudu [...]

By |January 1st, 2011|Categories: Archaeology, Conservation, Publications|

The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi’ism

The official religion of Iran has been Shi'i Islam from the Safavids in the sixteenth century to the present day. Little is known about the material culture produced, especially in Iran, by the narratives and traditions surrounding Shi'ism. The Shi'i world experience has provided a rich artistic tradition encompassing painting, [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Categories: Publications|

36th Association of Art Historian Conference

The Barakat Trust endowed Hamid Keshmirshekan with a grant which enabled him to be able to participate at the 36th Association of Art Historian Conference held at the University of Glasgow between the 15th and the 17th of April 2010. The conference had a session devoted to “New Perspectives on [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Categories: Archaeology, Conservation, Publications, Scholarships and research|

Persian Gardens and Pavillions: Reflections in History Poetry and the Arts

From Timur's tent in Samarqand to Shah 'Abbas's palace in Isfahan and Humayun's tomb in Delhi, the pavilion has been an integral part of Persianate gardens since its earliest appearance at the Achaemenid garden in Pasargadae in the sixth century BC. Here, Mohammad Gharipour places both the garden and the [...]

By |January 1st, 2010|Categories: Publications|
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