Publication of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology

After several years of work and patience on behalf of the editors and contributors, Oxford University Press has finally published The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Archaeology. This substantial volume of 775 pages provides a global perspective on Islamic archaeology covering the central Islamic lands, the Islamic west, Africa, and Central, Southeast, and South Asia. Besides surveying the main sites, each of the regional chapters draws upon new research in exploring topics such as rural and urban landscapes, the archaeology of religion, burial, gender, and diet. Further chapters also consider the practice of Islamic archaeology today, the representation and perception of heritage, and heritage management in the Islamic world, and the impact of development and conflict upon cultural heritage. I edited the sections on Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and contributed two chapters on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, and West Africa.

– Tim

The Handbook cover

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