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A world of beasts : a thirteenth-century illustrated Arabic book on animals (the Kitāb Na't al-Ḥayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshū' tradition

Author: Anna Contadini
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2012.
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A study of the Kitab Na't al-Hayawan (Book on the Characteristics of Animals), this book considers together text and image in this unique thirteenth-century manuscript, thereby contributing to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Illustrations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contadini, Anna.
World of beasts.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2012
(DLC) 2011037677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Contadini
ISBN: 9789004222656 9004222650 9004201009 9789004201002
OCLC Number: 769190418
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 209 pages)
Contents: Introduction: image and (con)text --
The manuscript --
Text and sources --
The frontispieces and other human figures --
The animals of the Na't --
Composition, Iconography and style --
Date and provance --
Patronage and milieu.
Other Titles: Thirteenth-century illustrated Arabic book on animals (the Kitāb Naʻt al-ḥayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshūʻ tradition
Responsibility: by Anna Contadini.

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'This is the first detailed study of an illustrated bestiary from the Islamic world. It sets this 13th-century Arab manuscript squarely within the context of both the Islamic tradition of animal lore Read more...

 
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