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The Islamic manuscript tradition : ten centuries of book arts in Indiana University collections

Author: Christiane Gruber
Publisher: Bloomington (EEUU) : Indiana University Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. This title explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Estudios y conferencias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christiane Gruber
ISBN: 9780253353771 0253353777
OCLC Number: 912632994
Notes: Bibliografía: p. 273-281.
Description: XVIII, 281 p. : il. ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword by Oleg GrabarPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction: Islamic Book Arts in Indiana University Collections / Christiane Gruber2. Ruth E. Adomeit: An Ambassador for Miniature Books / Janet Rauscher 3. Between Amulet and Devotion: Islamic Miniature Books in the Lilly Library / Heather Coffey4. A Pious Cure-All: The Ottoman Illustrated Prayer Manual in the Lilly Library / Christiane Gruber5. Ibrahim Muteferrika and the Age of the Printed Manuscript / Yasemin Gencer6. An Ottoman View of the World: The Kitab Cihannuma and Its Cartographic Contexts / Emily Zoss7. The Lilly Shamshir Khani in a Franco-Sikh Context: A Non-Islamic "Islamic" Manuscript / Brittany Payeur8. An Amuletic Manuscript: Baraka and Nyama in a Sub-Saharan African Prayer Manual / Kitty JohnsonBibliographyList of Contributors
Responsibility: edited by Christiane Gruber.

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This handsome, large-format volume presents eight essays written in conjunction with an exhibition of the rich collection of Islamic books at Indiana University. The introductory essay by editor Read more...

 
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