The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

Ten Centuries of Book Arts in Indiana University Collections

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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.

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780253353771
0253353777
Branch Call Number: Z6611.I84 I85 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 281 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gruber, Christiane J. 1976-

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