Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)

flamescape (n.)

Your definition or explanation:

a dazzling miscellany, (visually) startling variety

Example: (An example of the term in use)

"Nothing... had been fashioned out of the various teachings and traditions held sacred by the Arab conquerors that a Christian would have recognised as a religio, a 'religion'. Instead...there was a whole shimmering flamescape of sects."

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Tom Holland, In the Shadow of the Sword (Little, Brown [London 2012]) p. 370

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