by Virginie Prevost

Les mosquées ibadites du djebel Nafūsa: Architecture, histoire et religions du nord-ouest de la Libye [The Ibadites Mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa: Architecture, history and religion of North West Libya (VIII-XIII centuries)]

The mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa, little known and under threat, personify the continuity of traditions and faith of the Ibadites, who have retained their grip over the centuries on this rugged landscape, despite their many trials and tribulations. This book is the result of a mission carried out in 2010 with the photographer Axel Derriks and examines twenty or so mosques, bringing to light their architectural features and linking them to medieval Ibadite texts.

French text with Arabic summary

Photography: Axel Derriks

Maps, plans and drawings: Mathieu Favresse

210 x 297 mm, 254 pages; Over 170 full-colour photographs, illustrations and plans

ISBN 978-1-900971-41-6

Publication date: 2016


Paperback: Members: £22.50; Non-members: £30.00 from Oxbow Books;
eBook: £tbc from Oxbow.

A review of this title, by Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya, Curator, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, can be found here.