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Art and Architecture
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In the last 30 years, the study of art and architecture in Islamic societies has evolved to form a recognized, if still rather small, field within the discipline of art history, with its own historiographic tradition and influential contributions. However, the study of women and gender remains an unexplored area within the visual culture of the Islamic world. This article outlines the sources availabl…

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Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian, “Art and Architecture”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0044>
First published online: 2009

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