Gharipour, Mohammad, Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities Across the Islamic World,Leiden, Brill, 2014, 572p.

GharipourThis book examines non-Muslim religious sites, structures and spaces in the Islamic world. It reveals a vibrant portrait of life in the religious sites by illustrating how architecture responds to contextual issues and traditions. Sacred Precincts explores urban context; issues of identity; design; construction; transformation and the history of sacred sites and architecture in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the advent of Islam to the 20th century. It includes case studies on churches and synagogues in Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Malta, and on sacred sites in Nigeria, Mali, and the Gambia.

With contributions by Clara Alvarez, Angela Andersen, Karen Britt, Karla Britton, Jorge Manuel Simão Alves Correia, Elvan Cobb, Daniel Coslett, Mohammad Gharipour, Mattia Guidetti, Suna Güven, Esther Kühn, Amy Landau, Ayla Lepine, Theo Maarten van Lint, David Mallia, Erin Maglaque, Susan Miller, A.A. Muhammad-Oumar, Meltem Özkan Altınöz, Jennifer Pruitt, Rafael Sedighpour, Ann Shafer, Jorge Manuel Simão Alves Correia, Ebru Özeke Tökmeci, Steven Thomson, Heghnar Watenpaugh, Alyson Wharton and Ethel S. Wolper.


Preface: Non-Muslim Sacred Sites in the Muslim World
Mohammad Gharipour



1. Churches Attracting Mosques: The Architecture of Mosques in Early Islamic Syria
Mattia Guidetti

2. To Condone or To Contest? Ethnic Identity and Religious Architecture in The Gambia
Steven Thomson

3. Jigo: The Essence of the Non-Tangible Architecture of Hausa Traditional Religion
A.A. Muhammad-Oumar

4. Muslims Viewed as ‘Non-Muslims’: The Alevi Precincts of Anatolia
Angela Andersen

5. Identity and Style: Armenian-Ottoman Churches in the Nineteenth Century
Alyson Wharton

6. Apportioning Sacred Space in a Moroccan City: The Case of Tangier, 1860–1912
Susan Gilson Miller

7. Politics of Place in the Middle East and World Heritage Status for Jerusalem
Elvan Cobb


8. Devotional and Artistic Responses to Contested Space in Old Cairo: The Case of
Erin Maglaque

9. Sacred Geometries: The Dynamics of ‘Islamic’ Ornament in Jewish and
Coptic Old Cairo
Ann Shafer

10. Synagogues of Isfahan: The Architecture of Resignation and Integration
Mohammad Gharipour and Rafael Sedighpour

11. Gothic Portability: The Crimean Memorial Church, Istanbul, and the Threshold of Empire
Ayla Lepine

12. A Catholic Church in an Islamic Capital: Historicism and Modernity in the St Antoine Church
Ebru Özeke Tökmeci

13. Cultural Horizontality: Auguste Perret in the Middle East
Karla Britton


14. Through a Glass Brightly: Christian Communities in Palestine and Arabia During the Early Islamic Period
Karen C. Britt

15. The Miracle of Muqattam: Moving a Mountain to Build a Church in Fatimid Egypt
Jennifer Pruitt

16. The Catholic Consecration of an Islamic House: The St John de Matha Trinitarian Hospital in Tunis
Clara Ilham Álvarez Dopico

17. Armenian Merchant Patronage of New Julfa’s Sacred Spaces
Amy Landau and Theo Maarten van Lint

18. The Tofre Begadim Synagogue and the Non-Muslim Policy of the Late Ottoman Empire
Meltem Özkan Altınöz

19. (Re)Creating a Christian Image Abroad: The Catholic Cathedrals of Protectorate-Era Tunis
Daniel Coslett


20. Khidr and the Politics of Translation in Mosul: Mar Behnam, St George and Khidr Ilyas
Ethel Sara Wolper

21. Muslim Influences in Post-Muslim Malta: The Hal Millieri Church
David Mallia

22. St Sophia in Nicosia, Cyprus: From a Lusignan Cathedral to an Ottoman Mosque
Suna Güven

23. Maribayasa: Negotiating Gold, Spirits, and Islamic Renewal in a Malian Islamic Borderland
Esther Kühn

24. Building as Propaganda: A Palimpsest of Faith and Power in the Maghreb
Jorge Correia

25. The Cathedral of Ani, Turkey: From Church to Monument
Heghnar Watenpaugh

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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2014, 27 octobre). Gharipour, Mohammad, Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities Across the Islamic World,Leiden, Brill, 2014, 572p. IISMM. Consulté le 24 juin 2024, à l’adresse

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