Islamic Art and Visual Culture An Anthology of Sources

ISBN-10: 1405154020
ISBN-13: 9781405154024
Edition: 2011
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990

Introduction
Foundations: Religious, Political, Juridical, and Administrative Documents from Early Islam and Places in Transition
The Quran: On Paradise
The Quran: On the Qibla
The Hadith: On Waqf
Ibn �Asakir: The Pact of �Umar
Behavior, Gifts, Treasuries, and Collections
Kitab al-hadaya wa al-tuhaf: A Description of Wedding Gifts
Al-Muqaddasi: A Description of the Shiraz Library
Kutadgu Bilig: A "Mirror for Princes" on the Qualifications of a Gatekeeper and the Etiquette for Feasts
Kitab al-hadaya wa al-tuhaf: On the Looting of the Fatimid Treasury
Al-Ghazali: On the Magnanimity of Kings
Ibn Khaldun: On the Emblems of Sovereignty
Safiye: Letter to Queen Elizabeth I
Tavernier: On the Ottoman Mosaic Collection
Art
Workshops, Guilds, and Crafts in General
The Ikhwan al-Safa': On the Education of Craftsmen
Clavijo: On Timurid Trade with China
Ahmad Ibn �Arabshah: On Timur's Seizure and Relocation of Artisans
Khwandamir: On Guilds and an Extraordinary Work of Glass
A Report from a Book Workshop
Bernier: On Artisans in Delhi
Calligraphy and Scribes
Ibn Qutayba: On the Education of a Scribe
Ibn al-Nadim: On the Transmission and Authorization of Books
Al-Ghazali: On Pens and Secretaries
Rashid al-Din: On His Atelier Endowment
Simi Nishapuri: A Treatise on Papers, Color, and Ink
Mawlana Sultan-'Ali: A Treatise on Writing
Khwandamir: A Biographical Sketch of a Timurid Calligrapher
Calligraphy Sample Sheet
Qadi Ahmad: On the Invention of the Pen
Painting
Sadiqi Beg: A Treatise on Painting
Abu'l-Fazl �Allami: On Painting the Human Figure
Jahangir: A Painting of a Flying Rodent and a Portrait Gallery
Evliya �elebi: An Account of Manuscript Defacement
Textiles
Al-Bayhaqi: On Tiraz-stamped Paper and Textiles
Al-Mas�udi: On the Patronage of Textiles
An Egyptian Tiraz Inscription
Narshakhi: On Bukhara's Cloth
Ibn al-Balkhi: On Linen Manufacture
A Geniza Letter Regarding Trade and Market Prices
Ceramics, Glass, Ivory, and Other Media
Abu al-Qasim: On Ceramic Luster and Gilding
Ibn Battuta: On Chinese Porcelain
Mosque Lamp with Blazon
Clavijo: On Timurid Emblems
Clavijo: A Golden Tree
Four Coins
Jahangir Strikes a New Kind of Coin
Geometry, Aesthetics
Ibn Hazm: On Vision
Ibn al-Haytham: On Vision
Space: Architecture and Urbanism
�Abd al-Rahman III: On Architecture and Immortality
Architectural Technique
Ibn Khaldun: On Mudbrick and Stucco
Abu'1-Fazl �Allami: On Building Materials and Technique
Ca�far Efendi: On Names of Colors and Marbles
Architectural Types and Elements
Al-Bukhari: A Hadith on the First Minbar
Ibn Khaldun: On the Adoption of the Maqsura
Al-Maqrizi: The Dar al-imara of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun
Badi al-Zaman al-Hamadani: A Bathhouse Visit
Al-Wansharisi Answers a Query about Qibla
Abu�l-Fazl: On Illumination and Candlesticks
Urbanism and Land
Hilal al-Sabi': Estimating the Number of Bathhouses in Baghdad
Ibn �Abdun: A Hisba Manual for Seville
Ibn Khaldun: On the Role of the Market Supervisor
Al-Wansharisi Answers a Query about Waqf Violation
Places
Pre-Islamic
The Qur'an: Bilqis and the Glass Floor
The Arabian Peninsula
Nasir-i Khusraw: A Description of the Kaaba
Ibn Jubayr: A Description of the Mosaics in the Medina Mosque
Syria, Jordan, and Environs
Dome of the Rock Inscriptions
Al-Ya�qubi: On the Dome of the Rock as a Pilgrimage Site
Al-Baladhuri: How the Muslim Community Obtained the Site for the V Mosque of Damascus
Ibn Shaddad: On Rusafa
Ibn Jubayr: A Description of Aleppo's Citadel
Iraq
Al-Baladhuri: On the Founding of Kufa
Al-Mas�udi: On the Founding of Samarra
Kitab al-hadaya xva al-tuhaf: A Reception of Byzantine Ambassadors in Baghdad
Al-Andalus
Ibn �Idhari: On the Mosque of Cordoba
Signatures of Stone Masons in the Mosque of Cordoba
�Abd al-Rahman I: Ode to a Palm Tree
Ibn Ghalib: On the Construction of Madinat al-Zahra'
Al-Maqqari: A Description of a Glass Pavilion in Toledo
Navagero: On the Alhambra
The Maghreb, Africa, and Sicily
Ziza Palace Inscriptions
Ibn Naji al-Tanukhi: The Mihrab of the Great Mosque of Kairouan
Al-Muqaddasi: A Description of Sabra al-Mansuriyya
Ibn Marzuq: On Merinid Madrasas and Zawiyas
Ibn Marzuq: On Merinid Bridges and Fountains
�Abd Salam Shabeni: A Description of Timbuktu
Egypt
Mufaddal ibn Abi al-Fada'il: On the Fatimid Processions to the Four Mosques
Nasir-i Khusraw: A Description of the Fatimid Palace in Cairo
Ibn Battuta: A Description of Cairo's Cemeteries
Al-Maqrizi: On the Foundation of the Madrasa-Mausoleum of Sultan Salih Nejm al-Din Ayyub
Baybars al-Jashankir's Waqfiyya
Al-Maqrizi: On the Organization of the Sultan Qala'un Hospital in Cairo
Inscription on the Facade of the Madrasa-Mausoleum of Sultan Qala'un
Al-Maqrizi: A Description of the Madrasa al-Nasiriya's Gothic Portal
Turkey and the Ottoman Empire
Ibn Battuta: On a Church Conversion in Bursa
Evliya �elebi: A Description of the Ulu Cami in Bursa
Kritovoulos: On the Ottoman Conquest and Reconstruction of Istanbul
The Inscription on the Imperial Gate of the Topkapi Palace
Evliya �elebi: A Description of the Topkapi Palace
Sinan: On Building the Selimiye Mosque
Hafiz H�seyin al-Ayvansarayi: A Description of the S�leymaniye Mosque
Mustafa b. Ahmed �Ali: On Building with Booty
Tavernier: A Description of the Topkapi Diwan
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Harem Visits
Iran and Central Asia
Narshakhi: On the Images on the Doors of the Bukhara Mosque
Inscription on the Gunbad-i Qabus
Abu �Amr al-Juzjani: A Description of the Ghurid Palace in Firuz-Kuh
Babur: A Description of Samarkand
Babur: On the Construction of the Bagh-i Wafa
Clavijo: A Description of the Aq Saray near Samarkand
Sharaf al-Dux �Ali Yazdi: A Description of the Dilgusha Garden
Junabadi: A Description of Isfahan
Iskandar Beg Munshi: A Description of the Masjid-i Shah in Isfahan
Olearius: A Description of Uljaytu's Tomb in Sultaniyya
South Asia
Ibn Battuta: A Description of Delhi and the Qutb Minar
Firuz Shah: On Architectural Restoration
The Tarikh-i Da'udi: On the Destruction of Hindu Idols
Babur Plans a Garden in Agra
Gulbadan Begam: On Building Projects in Agra and Dholpur
Nizam al-Din Ahmad Haravi: On the Foundation of Fatehpur-Sikri
�Inayat Khan: On the Building of the Diwan-i Amm in the Agra Fort
�Inayat Khan: On the Construction of the Taj Mahal
�Inayat Khan: On Water Problems at the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore
Fran�ois Bernier: A Description of Shahjahanabad
Th�venot: A Description of Aurangzeb's Birthday Celebration
East Asia
Ibn Battuta: On Caravanserais and Mosques in China
Acknowledgments
Index

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