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Emma Loosley

Emma Loosley studied Art History at the University of York and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London before embarking on a PhD on the Architecture and Liturgy of the early Syrian Church at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since January 2004 she has been a Lecturer in Art History at the University of Manchester.

Before returning to the UK in 2004 she lived and worked in Syria for a number of years and her publications cover a range of Art Historical and Historical topics as well as articles on Christian-Islamic relations. She has also carried out extensive studies in Iran. This monograph is an attempt to marry these two strains of research by linking the study of Christian material culture in Iran with Safavid treatment of religious minorities, in this case the Caucasian Christians of Armenia and Georgia. Future research will look at the Assyrian Christians of Iran and neighbouring countries.

Current titles by Emma Loosley published by East & West Publishing:

MESSIAH AND MAHDI - Caucasian Christians and the Construction of Safavid Isfahan

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