Living Survey: Overview of Khamseen Topic Presentations

Categorized as Living Survey, Resources

Sandra Williams

This document provides a list of Khamseen short-form presentations organized in roughly chronological fashion as well as research tools and collection overviews provided by museums, libraries, and other repositories. It is a living document and therefore will become more comprehensive as Khamseen continues to develop more presentations. Please check back for regular updates.

Period of c. 650 – c.1050

The Umayyads

The Abbasids


The Umayyads of Spain

The Samanids

Period of c. 1050 – c. 1450

The Fatimids

Seljuks of Iran


Almoravids and Almohads


Seljuqs of Rum


The Ghurids

The Ilkhanids


The Nasrids


The Mamluks

The Timurids

Period of c. 1450 – c. 1800

The Safavids

The Mughals and Late Medieval South Asia

The Ottomans

The Qajars

Period of c. 1800 – present

Modern and Contemporary Art

Collecting and Collections


Sandra Williams, “Living Survey: Overview of Khamseen Topic Presentations,” Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online, first published 20 October 2020.