Manuscripts of The Holy Qur’an From The Mamluk Era.

JAMES, David.

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Book ID: 6128

ISBN:      9960726304


4to. 277 pp., profusely illustrated in colour & b/w illustrations, 1 map, cloth in d/w, notes, glossary, biblio, index, King Faisal Center For Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, 1999.


Qur’ans from the Mamluk Era comprise one of the earliest and largest surviving groups of manuscripts from any period of Islamic history. The Qur’ans produced during the Babri Mamluk period, which spanned the second half of the thirteenth and the whole of the fourteenth centuries, undoubtedly include some of the greatest works of Islamic art from any era.
In this, the first scholarly examination of the surviving Qur’anic manuscripts of the period. David James, the curator of Islamic manuscripts at the Chester Beaty Library in Dublin, discusses the development of individual styles in illumination and calligraphy, and provides fascinating new information about the art of the principal scribes and illuminators and the conditions in which they lived and worked.

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