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Bukhara art and architecture
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The art and architecture of Bukhara are marked by currents that were characteristic of Islamic art in general as well as regional and local elements, reflecting the city’s role as a political and cultural centre in Islamic Central Asia. Ancient traditions of Central Asia were integrated with functional and formal developments from the capitals of the Arab caliphate. An intense exchange with Iran, and later with India, t…

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Korn, Lorenz, “Bukhara art and architecture”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24023>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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