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The Art of the Umayyad Period (661-750 A.D.)
- An online exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, explores the formative contribution of the period to the development of Islamic art.
The Caliphate and the First Islamic Dynasty (Umayyad Dynasty)
- Section of the University of Calgary's "The Islamic World to 1600" online presentation; covers the history, politics and administration, territorial expansion, and the collapse of the dynasty.
Ceremonial and Art at the Umayyad Court
- An extract from Oleg Grabar's PhD dissertation; the development of royal ceremonial under the Umayyads went hand in hand with the formation of the theory of the caliphate, as a partiarchal rulership transformed into a royal one
- This outline focuses on its impact in Syria, and relations with the Christian community.
Umayyad Dirhams and their Mints
- Explores the production of coinage in the Umayyad Caliphate; includes a list of mints, photos of coins, and a bibliography.
The Umayyad Great Mosque, Damascus
- A photograph of the exterior of the mosque.
- Article summarizing the dynasty, with a listing of rulers and dates. From Encyclopaedia of the Orient.
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