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Muslim Journeys: Art, Science, Women's Issues

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and database resources to familiarize us with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.

Women's Issues


Ottoman Fabric

In the Ottoman Empire silk textiles and carpets were produced by royal factories as well as commercial factories. The designs of the Ottoman Court style featured flowers, jagged leaves, and scrolls. The Ottoman fabric below is in the collection of the Bargello National Museum in Florence, Italy.

Ottoman fabric

Ottoman Fabric. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <>


Islamic astronomers

Islamic manuscript showing astronomers at work

Islamic Manuscript Showing Astronomers At Work. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <>

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

According to the book Islamic Arts (see above), the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is known as the first work of Islamic architecture. This Muslim shrine is built over the sacred stone from which the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.


Dome Of The Rock. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Feb 2013. <>

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