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Revisiting the origins of Islamic glazed pottery: a technological examination of 8th-10th century AD ceramics from Islamic lands

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The beginnings of Islamic ceramics have long been attributed to the opaque white glazed wares made in Iraq in the 9th century in response to the imported Chinese porcelain and stoneware. These Islamic glazes were known to have been opacified by tin-oxide and much work has been undertaken to characterise their development and spread. However, little has been done to explain the origins of this technology and its invention in Iraq.

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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