New book highlights little-known Islamic monuments outside the Arab world 

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DUBAI: When you think of Islamic architecture, what usually comes to mind are buildings located in the Arab world, with one or two famous exceptions. But a new book aims to shed light on lesser-known monuments both in and outside the region — all the way from Chile to China. “Islamic Architecture: A World History” was written by Dutch author Eric Broug, who has specialized in Islamic design for more than two decades.  

Broug says he wanted to avoid concentrating on “the usual suspects” in his book.  

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