4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate
Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

Lecture Notes

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The Formative Period

[Palmyra.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/birth-islam) 1. Birth of Islam
[Minaret.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/vocab-islam) 2. Vocabulary of Islamic Architecture
[The Mosque of Amru in Fustat.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/early-mosques) 3. The Architecture of the Early Mosques
 

The Classical Period

[Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhra).](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/umayyad) 4. Umayyad Grandeur: First Imperial Expressions
[The Malwiyya.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/abbasids) 5. The Splendors of the Abbasids
[The Masjid (or Musalla) of Bab Mardum, Toledo.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/ifriqiya) 6. Religious Monuments of the West: Ifriqiya and Spain
[Al-Azhar Mosque.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/fatimid) 7. The Fatimid Caliphate: A New Tradition and Old Forms
[The Samanid Mausoleum in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/iran-mosques) 8. Mosques of Iran and Central Asia (8th-11th Century)
 

The Medieval Period

[The Masjid-i Jomeh at Isfahan.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/seljuqs) 9. The Great Seljuqs, the Sunni Revival, and the Four-Iwan Plan
[The Madrasa al-Firdaws in Aleppo.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/anatolia) 10. Anatolia, Iraq, and Syria (11th-13th Century)
[The Complex of Sultan Qalawun in Cairo.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/ayyubids) 11. Architecture of the Ayyubids and Mamluks
[The Mausoleum of Sultan Oljeïtu at Sultaniyya.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/ilkhanids) 12. Religious Architecture of the Ilkhanids
[The Tomb of Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq at Delhi-Tughluqabad.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/muslim-india) 13. Religious Architecture of the Muslim Dynasties in India (12th-15th Century)
[The Mosque of Sultan Hasan.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/mamluck) 14. Late Mamluk Religious Architecture
[The Gur-i-Amir Mausoleum in Samarqand.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/timurids) 15. Religious Architecture of the Timurids
   

The Age of the Gunpowder Empires

[Yesil Cami (Green Mosque) at Iznik.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/anatolia-turks) 16. Religious Architecture of Anatolia (14th-15th Century)
[The Church of Hagia Sofia (Ayasofia).](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/sinan) 17. Classical Ottoman Architecture: The Age of Sinan
[The Masjid-i-Shah.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/safavids) 18. The Maydan-i-Shah in Isfahan, the Safavid Capital
[The Tomb of Humayun in Delhi.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/mughal) 19. Mughal Mausolea
   

The Modern Period

[The Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Istanbul.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/baroque) 20. XIXth Century Religious Architecture
[The Corniche Mosque, Jedda, Saudi Arabia.](/courses/4-614-religious-architecture-and-islamic-cultures-fall-2002/pages/lecture-notes/historicism) 21. Historicism and Religious Architecture in the Late Twentieth Century

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