Paper Title Dome at the Age of Faith: Origin and Purpose of Dome in Early Mosques
Unique ID ICMA-P1488


The first known islamic dome is the dome of the rock in Jerusalem, dating to the late VII century, but there are indeed many ealrier examples of dome constuctions in Roman and Ellenistic architecture. So opening a paper on domes in early islamic architecture with a reference to Cosimo de Medici, seems quite suprising, because there is no possible influence on early Islamic domes. The abstract could be improved by specifying which "Previous studies" it is related to, specifying which early mosques will be considered, and by claryfying how the Roman dome construction technique was absorbed and adapted by Ummayad builders.

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