Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shahzad Bashir
    Pages 13-22 Open Access
  3. Ali Mozaffari, Nigel Westbrook
    Pages 47-65 Open Access
  4. Ömer Can Aksoy
    Pages 67-89 Open Access
  5. Hassan Asif, Trinidad Rico
    Pages 109-123 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-131

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 

Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices which award heritage value. It examines how the monolithic representation of Islamic heritage (as a singular construct) can be enriched by the true diversity of Islamic heritages and how endangerment and vulnerability in this type of heritage construct can be re-conceptualized. Assessing these questions through an interdisciplinary lens including heritage studies, anthropology, history, conservation, religious studies and archaeology, this pivot covers global and local examples including heritage case studies from Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, and Pakistan.   


diversity of Islamic heritages Heritage Studies Destruction of Muslim heritage heritage in Muslim contexts monolithic representation of Islamic heritage Architecture and Islamic Culture Texts and Heritage Vulnerability of Islamic heritage Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Trinidad Rico
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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