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Lives of the Prophets

The Illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru's "Assembly of Chronicles"

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Lives of the Prophets by Mohamad Reza Ghiasian
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In Lives of the Prophets: The Illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru's "Assembly of Chronicles" Mohamad Reza Ghiasian analyses two extant copies of the Majma' al-tawarikh produced for the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (r. 1405-1447). The first manuscript is kept in Topkapi Palace and the second is widely dispersed. Codicological analysis of these manuscripts not only allows a better understanding of Hafiz-i Abru's contributions to rewriting earlier history, but has served to identify the existence of a previously unrecognised copy of the Jami' al-tawarikh produced at Rashid al-Din's scriptorium. Through a meticulous close reading of both text and image, Mohamad Reza Ghiasian convincingly proves that numerous paintings of the dispersed manuscript were painted over the text before its dispersal in the early twentieth century.

Author Biography

Mohamad Reza Ghiasian holds a PhD in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the University of Bamberg and is currently Assistant Professor of Islamic Art at the University of Kashan.
Release date NZ
August 23rd, 2018
Pages
344
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Imprint
Brill
ISBN-13
9789004377219
Product ID
28051862

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