Islamic Studies: Islamic Art/Architecture

This guide provides resources for a wide variety of topics related to the academic study of Islam and Muslims. Historical and contemporary issues are covered as well as relations with other religious communities within the Islamic world.


Index Islamicus
Leading reference work which covers all aspects of the Islamic world including religion, history, politics, and culture. Scope includes all time periods and geographic areas.

Avery index to architectural periodicals
Anthropology Plus
Art & Architecture source
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Historical abstracts with full text
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
Periodicals Archive Online

Reference Works/Bibliographies

Encyclopedia of Islam

The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture

Deals with all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central, South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more

Dictionary of Islamic Architecture

The Dictionary of Islamic Architecture provides the fullest range of artistic, technical, archaeological, cultural and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture - from West Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia, and from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries of the Common Era

The Oxford handbook of Islamic archaeology. (2020)
"This Handbook represents for the first time a survey of Islamic archaeology on a global scale, describing its disciplinary development and offering candid critiques of the state of the field today in the Central Islamic Lands, the Islamic West, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. The international contributors to the volume address such themes as the timing and process of Islamization, the problems of periodization and regionalism in material culture, cities and countryside, cultural hybridity, cultural and religious diversity, natural resource management, international trade in the later historical periods, and migration"

Islamic Art Network: Technical Glossary




Other Online Resources