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This paper presents an in-depth study of Islamic architecture, tracing its history and influences from many regions and architectural styles. The paper further elaborates on the different structures that exist within Islamic architecture, focusing on the four main types of structures that have been dominant throughout its history. These include the mosque, fort, palace and tomb. According to the paper, all have undergone changes in architectural style, but that remained uniquely Islamic because of their symbolic importance.
From the Paper:"Islamic architecture has a history that includes influences from many regions and architectural styles. Yet, Islamic architecture is comprised of four main types of structures historically that have been dominant throughout its history. These four types of structures include the mosque, fort, palace and tomb, all of which have undergone changes in arhitectural style, but that remained uniquely Islamic because of the symbolic importance that the Islamic people placed on elements of these structures (Bucknall 1). The Ka'ba is considered to be the first true Islamic structure and it is..."
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Islamic Architecture: A Brief History (2006, December 01) Retrieved June 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/islamic-architecture-a-brief-history-131354/
"Islamic Architecture: A Brief History" 01 December 2006. Web. 29 June. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/islamic-architecture-a-brief-history-131354/>