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The image debate, figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber

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The image debate, figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The image debate
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1061820255
Responsibility statement
edited by Christiane Gruber
Series statement
Gingko Library art series
Sub title
figural representation in Islam and across the world
Summary
"The images released by The Islamic State of militants smashing statues at ancient sites were a horrifying aspect of their advance across Northern Iraq and Syria during 2015-16. Their leaders justified this act of iconoclasm by arguing that such actions were divinely decreed in Islam, a notion that has remained fixed in the public consciousness. The Image Debate is a collection of thirteen essays that examine the controversy surrounding the use of images in Islamic and other religious cultures and seek to redress some of the misunderstandings that have arisen. Written by leading academics from the United States, Australia, Turkey, Israel and the United Kingdom, the book opens with an introduction by the editor Christiane Gruber, who sets the subject in context with a detailed examination of the debates over idols and the production of figural images in Islamic traditions. The book is divided into three sections: the first deals with pre-modern Islamic practices and anxieties concerned with image-making; the second addresses similar issues in Judaism, in Christianity during the Byzantine period, in pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia, and in Hindu and Buddhist contexts in South Asia; and the third brings the reader back to Islamic lands by examining traditions of figural representation in the modern and contemporary periods." -- Publisher's website
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Figural representation in Islam and across the world
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