Author First name, Last name, Institution

Ileana Baird, Zayed University
Hülya Yağcıoğlu, Zayed University

Document Type

Book

Source of Publication

Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World

Publication Date

11-16-2021

Abstract

By employing the innovative lenses of ‘thing theory’ and material culture studies, this collection brings together essays focused on the role played by Arabia’s things - from cultural objects to commodities to historical and ethnographic artifacts to imaginary things - in creating an Arabian identity over time. The Arabian identity that we convey here comprises both a fabulous Arabia that has haunted the European imagination for the past three hundred years and a real Arabia that has had its unique history, culture, and traditions outside the Orientalized narratives of the West. All Things Arabia aims to dispel existing stereotypes and to stimulate new thinking about an area whose patterns of trade and cosmopolitanism have pollinated the world with lasting myths, knowledge, and things of beauty.

ISSN

2213-3844

Volume

16

First Page

1

Last Page

269

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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