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Provides an analysis of how visions of the Garden and the Fire, or Heaven and Hell, within Sunni Islam changed between the seventh and thirteenth centuries, and looks at how Muslims used images to represent the Garden on Earth from the seventh to the nineteenth century
The garden, the fire, and Islamic origins -- Visions of the afterworld -- Material culture and an Islamic ethic -- Otherworldly landscapes and earthly realities -- Humanity, servants, and companions -- Individualized gardens and expanding fires -- Legacy of gardens -- Epilogue
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index.
Comparative Studies. Non-European Languages/Literatures