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Author Ghiyās̲iyān, Muḥammad Riz̤ā, author.

Title Lives of the prophets : the illustrations to Hafiz-i Abru's "Assembly of chronicles" / by Mohamad Reza Ghiasian
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in Persian cultural history, 2210-3554 ; Volume 16
Contents Intro; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Figures and Tables; Introduction; 1 Chapter Summary; 2 Note on Appendices, Translation, Transliteration and Dates; Chapter 1 The Political and Cultural Setting; 1 Political History; 2 The Legitimation of Shahrukh's Rule; 3 Foreign Relations; 4 Personal Traits of Shahrukh; 5 Art Patronage; Chapter 2 Book Production under Shahrukh; 1 The Surviving Manuscripts; 2 Hafiz-i Abru's Kulliyat-i tarikhi; 3 Rashid al-Din's Jamiʿ al-tawarikh (Hazine 1654); 4 Nizami's Khamsa of 835/1431 in the Hermitage Museum; 5 Nizami's Khamsa Known as the Cartier Khamsa
6 Jamiʿ al-tawarikh of the Bibliothèque Nationale7 Miʿrajnama and Tazkirat al-awliya ʼ of the Bibliothèque Nationale; Chapter 3 Majmaʿ al-tawarikh and Its Surviving Illustrated Copies; 1 The Life of Hafiz-i Abru; 2 Hafiz-i Abru's Works; 3 Majmaʿ al-tawarikh; 4 Stories of the Prophets and the Majmaʿ al-tawarikh; 5 The Surviving Illustrated Copies of the Majmaʿ al-tawarikh; 6 Hazine 1653; 7 The Illustration Cycle of the Timurid Parts of Hazine 1653; 8 Some Remarks on Foreign Relations as Reflected in these Manuscripts
9 The "Divided Manuscript" as a Hitherto Unknown Copy of the Jamiʿ al-tawarikh Produced at the Rabʿ-i Rashidi10 The Dispersed Manuscript; 11 Paintings Added Later to the Dispersed Manuscript; 12 Shahrukhi Illustrations of the Dispersed Manuscript; Chapter 4 Stylistic Analysis; 1 Human Figures; 2 Architectural Forms and Natural Life; 3 Battle Scenes; 4 Enthroned Figures; Catalogue: The Illustrations of the Prophets; 1 Cat. 1: Adam Orders Abel and Cain to Sacrifice; 2 Cat. 2: The Ark of Noah; 3 Cat. 3: The Prophet Salih and the She-Camel; 4 Cat. 4: Abraham in the Fire
5 Cat. 5: Abraham Sacrifices His Son6 Cat. 6: The Prophet Jacob and His Twelve Sons; 7 Cat. 7: Joseph before the Women of Egypt; 8 Cat. 8: The Prophet Job's Distress; 9 Cat. 9: Moses Prevails over Pharaoh; 10 Cat. 10: Moses and the Israelites Watch the Egyptians Drown in the Sea; 11 Cat. 11: Moses Orders the Israelites to Sacrifice a Cow; 12 Cat. 12: Moses and Korah; 13 Cat. 13: Moses Striking the Giant ʿUj's Ankle; 14 Cat. 14: Solomon among Demons, Fairies, Wildlife and Birds; 15 Cat. 15: Jesus Brings Back to Life Shem, the Son of Noah; 16 Cat. 16: Jonah and the Whale
17 Cat. 17: Excavation of the Well of Zamzam18 Cat. 18: The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad; 19 Cat. 19: Muhammad's Call to Prophecy and the First Revelation; 20 Cat. 20: The Prophet Converts Abu Bakr; Conclusion; Appendix 1 Translation of the Illustrated Episodes of the Lives of the Prophets Based on Hazine 1653; 1 The Children and the Descendants of Adam; 2 Concerning the Life of the Prophet Noah; 3 Salih and the People of Thamud; 4 The Story of Abraham: From the Birth up to the Beginning of the Migration; 5 Abraham Sacrifices His Son; 6 Concerning Jacob; 7 The Tale of Joseph and Zulaykha
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ḥāfiẓ Abrū, -1430. Majmaʻ al-tavārīkh -- Criticism, Textual
Ḥāfiẓ Abrū, -1430. Majmaʻ al-tavārīkh -- Illustrations
World history -- Early works to 1800.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Illustration of books
World history
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Early works
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018041601
ISBN 9789004377226