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Tweeting Historians
A thread of threads on 's posts on Islamic art, archaeology, and cultural heritage this week, in which we traveled from Damascus to Delhi and from Palmyra to Palermo and back to Damascus again
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Tweeting Historians May 31
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My first thread looked at method in Art History through the lens of my own book on the 'Alid shrines in Damascus.
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Tweeting Historians May 31
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Next up, I looked at ISIS's destruction in Mosul and Palmyra, and argued there were few precedents in Islamic history for their actions.
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Tweeting Historians May 31
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The thread on ISIS' destruction generated a lot of conversation and questions. I addressed them one by one in this thread:
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Tweeting Historians May 31
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Here, I wrote about my two favorite medieval European 'Islamic' objects: the Cappella Palatina in Palermo and the Coronation Mantle of Norman King Roger II.
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Tweeting Historians May 31
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And lastly, a thread on the tomb of Islam's first muezzin, Bilāl al-Habashī, an early convert and companion of the Prophet, in Damascus, and how he inspired Osman Agha, another black Muslim who had also transcended the expectations of his time.
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