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The first iconoclasm in Islam: A new history of the edict of Yazīd II (AH 104/AD 723)

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This article offers a revised history of the iconoclastic edict of the Umayyad caliph Yazīd II, which was promulgated in 104/723. This edict is often interpreted as a precursor of Byzantine iconoclasm and as a forerunner of the Islamic doctrine of images. Yet this focus on later developments has obscured the law’s original purpose and meaning. This essay attempts to examine the issue anew by analyzing the written and archaeological evidence for the ed...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1515/islam-2017-0002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9563-7781
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Islam Journal website
Volume:
94
Issue:
1
Pages:
5–56
Publication date:
2017-04-07
Acceptance date:
2016-12-01
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EISSN:
1613-0928
ISSN:
0021-1818
Source identifiers:
801131
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pubs:801131
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uuid:427a98b0-73f4-4079-900f-f40599b3e013
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pubs:801131
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2019-04-25

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