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Lives of the prophets : the illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru's "Assembly of chronicles" / by Mohamad Reza Ghiasian.

Author/Creator:
Ghiyās̲iyān, Muḥammad Riz̤ā, author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 343 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series:
Studies in Persian cultural history ; v. 16.
Studies in Persian cultural history, 2210-3554 ; Volume 16
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Subjects:
World history -- Early works to 1800.
Ḥāfiẓ Abrū, -1430. Majmaʻ al-tavārīkh -- Criticism, Textual.
Ḥāfiẓ Abrū, -1430. Majmaʻ al-tavārīkh -- Illustrations.
Summary:
In 'Lives of the Prophets' 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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Ghiyās̲iyān, Muḥammad Riz̤ā, author. Lives of the prophets
ISBN:
9789004377219
9004377212
OCLC:
1041907959
Publisher Number:
99978933756