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Arab culture and Ottoman magnificence in Antwerp's Golden Age

Author: Alastair Hamilton; Museum Plantin-Moretus.
Publisher: London : Arcadian Library ; Oxford ; New York : in association with Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fine, engraved images of the Ottoman Turkish court, splendid atlases. popular editions of travellers' tales, major works of orientalist scholarship - all are represented in Alastair Hamilton's illustrated account of Antwerp's place in the European drive to define and comprehend her eastern neighbours." "The inspiration for this book are the holdings of two great collections: the specialised private collection of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Hamilton; Museum Plantin-Moretus.
ISBN: 0197144012 9780197144015
OCLC Number: 47984197
Notes: "This book was written on the occasion of the exhibition 'Arabische Cultuur en Ottomaanse Pracht in Antwerpens Gouden Eeuw' held at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp from November 2001 to 3 March 2002"--Page [10].
Awards: Winner of Design & Art Directors Award Silver Award Category 2002
Description: 134 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: The Commercial Metropolis of the World --
Pilgrims and Merchants --
The Barbary Coast --
Maps and Panoramas --
Costumes and Customs --
Early Travel Accounts --
The Scholar Traveller --
The Fruits of Diplomacy --
The Entourage of Gabriel d'Aramon --
Habsburg Envoys --
Guillaume Postel --
Postel and Islam --
Arab Science in Europe --
The Antwerp Polyglot Bible --
Benito Arias Montano --
The Spread of Syriac --
Andreas Masius --
Franciscus Raphelengius and his Manuscripts --
From South to North --
Arabic Typography and Philology --
The Triumph of the Dutch --
Anthologies of Travel Literature --
An End or a Change?
Responsibility: by Alastair Hamilton.
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