A note on dates and transliteration
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom "There are some 'scientific systems' of transliteration, helpful to people who know enough Arabic not to need helping, but a wash-out for the world."
Eastern Architecture through Western Eyes
Mikhail Piotrovsky, J.M. Rogers, A. A. Ivanov, Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands, pub. Prestel Publishing Ltd, 01/03/2004 www.amazon.co.uk
Robert Hillenbrand, Islamic Architecture: Form Function and Meaning, pub. Columbia University Press, 30/04/2004 www.amazon.co.uk