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ISLA 502 Art in the Age of Empires (3 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)


Islamic Studies : This course offers a wide-ranging survey of visual culture under the three Muslim superpowers of the early modern period: the Mediterranean-based Ottomans, the Safavids of Iran, and the Mughals of India. The course will examine the nature of these states and their distinctive and vibrant artistic idiom on a comparative basis. Topics include the formation of imperial ideology and its visual articulation; palaces and court culture; artistic organization, authorship, and agency; patronage, gender, piety, as well as cross-cultural interaction.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Prerequisite(s): ISLA 320 or permission of instructor.

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