Book Series Art History (Outside a Series)

The Religious Architecture of Islam

Volume II: Africa, Europe, and the Americas

Kathryn Moore, Hasan-Uddin Khan (eds)

  • Pages: 360 p.
  • Size:220 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:293 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2022

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58936-7
  • Hardback
  • Available


Hasan-Uddin Khan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University (RWU) has worked as an architect and critic around the globe. He was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Mimar: Architecture in Development and Academic Editor of International Journal of Islamic Architecture. He helped set up the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and coordinated His Highness the Aga Khan’s worldwide architectural activities between 1984 and 1994. He has been a faculty member at MIT, Berkeley, and RWU until 2020. He is the editor/author of ten books, including The Mosque (Thames & Hudson, 1994), The Contemporary Mosque (Rizzoli, 1997), International Style (Taschen, 1998), and The Architecture of Habib Fida Ali (Liberty Books, 2010), as well as over seventy articles.

Kathryn Blair Moore, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Connecticut, has a PhD in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Her research and publications have ranged from medieval Europe and the Middle East during the Crusades to the Italian Renaissance. Her book, The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2017), received a PROSE Award for Art History & Criticism and the Medieval Institute’s Otto Gründler book prize. She has been a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti.



The Religious Architecture of Islam is a wide-ranging multi-author study of the architectural traditions associated with the religion of Islam across the globe. Essays both address major themes across the history of Islamic architecture and provide more focused studies of developments unique to specific regions and historical periods. The essays cover the history of Islamic religious architecture broadly defined, including mosques, madrasas, saints' shrines, and funerary architecture. The Religious Architecture of Islam both provides an introduction to the history of Islamic architecture and reflects the most recent scholarship within the field.



Glaire D. Anderson — Early Mosque Architecture in Al-Andalus and the Maghrib

Glaire D. Anderson — Islamic Religious Spaces in Secular Monuments in the West Through the Caliphal Period

Susana Calvo Capilla — The Mosque of Cordoba

Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza — The Mosque of Cordoba and Iberia’s Christians

Jessica Renee Streit — Almohad Religious Spaces

Susana Calvo Capilla — The Taifa-period Mosques of Al-Andalus

Susana Calvo Capilla — The Rural and Urban Mosques of Al-Andalus


Jonathan M. Bloom — Fatimid Mosques

Kristen Streahle — Religious Spaces in Islamic and Norman Sicily

Lara Tohme — The Ribats of North Africa

Mariam Rosser-Owen — The Almoravid Religious Spaces of Marrakesh and Fez

Cynthia Robinson — The Great Mosque of Tlemcen

Hasan-Uddin Khan — The Mosque of Hassan II, Casablanca

Amira K. Bennison — Madrasas in the Maghrib

Amira K. Bennison — Mosques and Society in the Maghrib

Stephennie Mulder — Mamluk Religious Architecture

Nnamdi Elleh — The Earth Mosques of West Africa

Vera-Simone Schulz — Coral Stone Mosques in East Africa


Jelena Bogdanović — Religious Landscape in the Balkans in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Jelena Bogdanović and Vladimir Kulić — The Šerefudin White Mosque

Nebahat Avcıoğlu — The Modern and Contemporary Mosque in Europe, Russia, and Turkey

Nebahat Avcıoğlu — Britain’s First Mosque: Woking


Omar Khalidi — North American Mosques

Tammy Gaber — Canadian Mosques

Caroline “Olivia” Wolf — Modern and Contemporary Mosques in Latin America

Caroline “Olivia” Wolf — Argentina’s King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center



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