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Medieval Monuments of Central Asia

Qarakhanid Architecture of the 11th and 12th Centuries

Richard Piran McClary

Published by Edinburgh University Press

£95.00 / $124.24 / 865.41 TL
($/TL approx)



Hardback, 344 pages, published June 2020
Book Description

This is a comprehensive study of the surviving monuments of the Qarakhanids – an important yet little-known medieval dynasty that ruled much of Central Asia between the late 10th and early 13th centuries. Based on extensive fieldwork and many hard-to-find Russian sources, the book places the surviving monuments into the wider cultural context of the region. Many photographs and new ground-plans are included, as well as detailed studies of individual monuments and the wider architectural aesthetic. These monuments serve as the link between the mostly lost Samanid architecture and the far larger and better-known monuments of the Timurids.

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