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Gifts of the Sultan : the arts of giving at the Islamic courts

Author: Linda Komaroff; Sheila Blair; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2011.
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The giving of gifts both delights the recipient and pleases the giver. Practised in all societies, gift exchange has a history as long as humanity. This book investigates gift-giving and its impact  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Komaroff; Sheila Blair; Los Angeles County Museum of Art.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 9780300171105 0300171102
OCLC Number: 670483596
Notes: Catalog published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 5-Sept. 5, 2011 and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Oct. 23, 2011-Jan. 15, 2012.
One leaf of "Interpreting gifts of the Sultan: the arts of giving at the Islamic courts" inserted.
Description: 335 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: The art of the art of giving at the Islamic courts / Linda Komaroff --
Gift giving in the Iranian tradition / Michael Morony --
On giving to shrines : "generosity is a quality of the people of paradise" / Sheila Blair --
The enduring present : gifts in medieval Islam and Byzantium / Anthony Cutler --
Fatimid gifts / Jonathan Bloom --
Gift exchange between Iran, Central Asia and China under the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 / Ralph Kauz --
Gifts for the Shah : an episode in Hapsburg-Safavid relations during the reigns of Philip III and ʻAbbas I / Marianna Shreve Simpson --
Ottoman gift exchange : royal give and take / Tim Stanley --
Imperial gifts at the court of Hindustan / Susan Stronge --
Graphic documentation of gift exchange between the Russian court and its Islamic counterparts, seventeenth to the nineteenth century / Edward Kasinec and Robert Davis.
Other Titles: Arts of giving at the Islamic courts
Responsibility: Linda Komaroff ; with contributions by Sheila Blair [and others].

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"This is a fine scholarly catalogue ... a joy to explore, with so many wonderfully splendid images brilliantly elucidated."-L. Nees, Choice -- L. Nees Choice Winner of the Awards for Excellence in Read more...

 
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