BELL (Gertrude Lowthian)

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BELL (Gertrude Lowthian)

Palace and Mosque at Ukhaidir. A Study In Early Mohammadan Architecture. Oxford, Claendon Press, 1914. in-4 toile de l'éditeur xix-180 p. avec 93 planches photopraphiques et 1 plan. (Creswell 16; E.I. - X - 853). " I have attempted in this book to bring together the materials, so far as they are known, which bear upon the earliest phases of Mohammadan architecture, to consider the circumstances under which it arose and the roots from which it sprang". The famous traveller Della Valle passed by Ukhaidir in June 1625 on his way from Basrah to Aleppo, and described it as ' a great ancient fabric, perfectly square, with thirteen pilasters or round columns on each side without, and other compartments of arches; within which were many chambers, with a court of no great bigness and uncovered
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