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Qur\'an Manuscripts
Qur'an Manuscripts
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Details:  Qur'an Manuscripts - Calligraphy, Illumination, Design [ Illustrated ],
Hardback - 128 pages,
by Colin F. Baker.

Description from the publisher

While the significance of the written word reverberates through both Judaism and Christianity, nowhere does the physical presence of scripture matter as much as it does in the Islamic world. Recent controversies over Qur’an desecration by U.S. military personnel serve to illustrate just how revered the book continues to be in Muslim culture. Proof of the devotion the book inspires can also be gleaned by examining the sumptuously produced illuminated Qur’an manuscripts reproduced in this volume.

Arabic manuscript authority Colin F. Baker explores the central place of the Qur'an in Islamic society and looks at the manuscripts as physical objects, including the celebrated calligraphy and the masterful artists who developed it. Numerous full-colour images display the breadth of illumination styles and production materials used. 

Qur’an Manuscripts is a concise and readable overview of the long history of these manuscripts from across the wide Islamic world, from the eighth to the end of the nineteenth centuries, and from Spain to Southeast Asia. 

    * Key title from the British Library's successful Sacred exhibition,

    * Lavishly illustrated,

    * Easily accessible to a general audience.

Colin F. Baker is Head of the British Library’s Arabic section and is co-author of Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic Manuscripts in the Cambridge Genizah Collections. 

| Hardback. | 128 pages. | 244 x 172mm. | 80 colour illustrations. | 

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 16 November, 2012.