April 2018 Non-Fiction NBN

Symbol of Divine Light: The Lamp in Islamic Culture and Other Traditions Nicholas Stone

Symbol of Divine Light presents an overview of the history and significance of the lamp in Islamic culture and other traditions. In addition to describing the numerous variants from different historical periods, it also includes an exploration of the famous Koranic Verse of Light and the symbolism of its constituent elements. Containing more than 200 stunning illustrations, this is the definitive study of the history and meaning of the mosque lamp.