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The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

Author : Christiane J. Gruber
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Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur'ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts, Ottoman devotional works, cartographical manuscripts, printed books, and Islamic erotica. Seven essays present new scholarship on a wide range of topics including collection, miniaturization, illustrated devotional books, the history of the printing press in Islamic lands, and the presence and function of erotic paintings. This beautifully produced volume includes 111 color illustrations and provides a valuable new resource for students and scholars of Islamic art.

Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum 1270s 1370s

Author : Jackson Cailah Jackson
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Between the Mongol invasions in the mid-13th century and the rise of the Ottomans in the late 14th century, the Lands of Rum were marked by instability and conflict. Despite this, a rich body of illuminated manuscripts from the period survives, explored here in this extensively illustrated volume. Meticulously analysing 15 beautifully decorated Arabic and Persian manuscripts, including Qur'ans, mirrors-for-princes, historical chronicles and Sufi works, Cailah Jackson traces the development of calligraphy and illumination in late medieval Anatolia. She shows that the central Anatolian city of Konya, in particular, was a dynamic centre of artistic activity and that local Turcoman princes, Seljuk bureaucrats and Mevlevi dervishes all played important roles in manuscript production and patronage.

World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts

Author : Geoffrey Roper
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The World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts is a collective bibliographical work, which brings together the work of manuscript scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, from all parts of the world, aiming to enhance our knowledge of the written heritage of the Islamic civilization. and similar works, and at the same time to bring together and update most of the information contained in them. It offers a guide to collections of Islamic manuscripts, details of access to these collections and their holdings, and information about particularly significant manuscripts which they contain.

Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art III

Author : J. Casares
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Islamic architecture has enriched design with a wide variety of structural shapes, including among others, unique arches, a wide variety of vaults and domes which allow for new forms to be developed. The influence that these structural forms have in non-Islamic countries was one of the themes of the 3rd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art, at which the included papers were presented. There is much to learn from past experiences to arrive at solutions which are environmentally sound and sustainable in the long term. As conventional energy resources become scarce, the Islamic design heritage can offer invaluable lessons on how to deal in an efficient manner with cases of hard and extreme environments. Traditional architecture and urban environments in most Islamic countries are now being eroded by overemphasis on a global type of architecture and city planning. As a consequence, many regions are losing their identity. It will become increasingly important for new developments to take light of what the classical Islamic urban designs and architectures have to offer modern society. An equally important aspect covered is the analysis of the materials employed and the types of structural elements, particularly those unique to Islamic architecture. Preserving this heritage requires the development of appropriate conservation techniques in response to the different materials used and the ways structural forms work, including under extreme conditions, such as earthquakes. These papers deal with the design of many types of buildings in Islamic countries, including not only the better known public buildings like mosques, mausolea, citadels and forts, but also houses and gardens, engineering works such as bridges and dams, irrigation systems and many others which have also had a profound impact on society.

In the Author s Hand Holograph and Authorial Manuscripts in the Islamic Handwritten Tradition

Author : Frédéric Bauden
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Research that focuses on holograph, autograph and authorial manuscripts in Arabic handwritten script has been casual, although these manuscripts raise important and varied questions. In this volume nine contributions and case studies are gathered that address theoretical issues and convey different, disruptive perspectives. A particularly important subject of this book is the identification of an author’s handwriting.

Medieval Islamic Civilization L Z index

Author : Josef W. Meri
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The Arabic Manuscript Tradition

Author : Adam Gacek
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This book, covering the entire spectrum of Arabic manuscripts, and especially the handwritten book, consists of a glossary of technical terms and a bibliography. The technical terms, collected from a variety of sources embrace a vast range of topics dealing with the making and reading (studying) of Arabic manuscripts. They are: the Arabic script, penmanship, writing materials and implements, the make-up of the codex, copying and correction, decoration and bookbinding, as well as the transmission of texts and former ownership. A similar coverage is reflected in the bibliography.

From Codicology to Technology

Author : Stefanie Brinkmann
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Kongressakten, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2007.

Arabic Manuscripts

Author : Adam Gacek
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Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept and richly illustrated, the present vademecum deals with various aspects of Arabic manuscript studies. A companion volume to my recently published The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.

World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts

Author : Geoffrey Roper
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A three-volume bibliographic work which brings together the work of international manuscript scholars. It offers a guide to collections of Islamic manuscripts, details of access to these collections and their holdings, and information about particularly significant manuscripts.