The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture

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Reaktion Books, 2004 - Art - 352 pages
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The Mughal Empire (1526-1857) has long been viewed as a wonderland of unimaginable treasure. Annemarie Schimmel describes its rise to political, military, and economic ascendancy, the development of its power and splendor, and finally its gradual disintegration. This is a fascinating portrait of an advanced oriental culture, whose historical and cultural legacy -- such as Mughal paintings and the marble-clad Taj Mahal in Agra -- still inspires universal admiration today.

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Schimmel (1922-2003) was a respected scholar of Islam, best known for her studies of Sufism and of Persian poetry, whose love of her field was as deep as her knowledge. In this richly illustrated book ... Read full review

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Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003) was professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard University and the University of Bonn as well as the author of many books. She was consultant in the Islamic Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, for more than ten years.

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