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  • Arab Social Life in the Middle Agesby Shirley Guthrie

    Saqi 2013; US$ 28.99

    This vivid portrait of everyday life in the medieval Arab world draws on thirteenth century miniatures from collections as far afield as St Petersburg and Istanbul. The wide range of topics covers every aspect of society in the 'Abbasid period, from life at court to the pomp and ceremony of the military, from the dispensing of justice to the bustle... more...

  • L'Art Naïfby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    L?art naïf connaît ses premiers succès à la fin du XIXe siècle. Des « peintres du dimanche » développent avec spontanéité et simplicité une forme d?expression qui, jusqu?alors, avait peu intéressé les artistes et les critiques d?art. Influencée par les arts primitifs, la peinture naïve se distingue par la précision de ses traits, la vivacité et la... more...

  • Christ in Artby Ernest Renan

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches; and he can be found in various forms in today?s pop culture. The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial... more...

  • Perspectives on Persian Paintingby Dr Barbara Brend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah , in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous life in Delhi; he composed in Persian, and also in Hindi. From the point of view of manuscript illustration, his most important work... more...

  • Les Manuscrits enluminésby Jp. A. Calosse

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Quiconque a eu la chance de tenir entre ses mains des livres manuscrits du Moyen Âge a certainement été ému de ce contact direct avec un passé retrouvé. Les ?uvres d?auteurs célèbres, ou parfois même à jamais anonymes, s?animent sous nos yeux : anciens traités de philosophie, de sciences naturelles et de théologie, romans de chevalerie et poèmes courtois,... more...

  • Manuscritos Iluminadosby Tamara Woronowa; Andrej Sterligow

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Aquellos que han tenido la oportunidad de sostener entre sus manos un manuscrito medieval, no habrán podido evitar verse sorprendidos por la sensación de entrar en contacto directo con un pasado remoto. Tiempo atrás, cuando un libro era una verdadera obra de artesanía y cada copia el resultado de un laborioso proceso, este objeto constituía una obra... more...

  • Miniatures persanesby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Découvrez l'une des plus grandes civilisations de notre histoire à travers les miniatures. Dans Miniatures persanes, l'histoire de l'empire perse nous est racontée aux travers de sa tradition artistique. more...

  • Lesen in Bild und Textby Nikolaus Henkel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 52.81

    Bildercodex D is among the earliest illuminated manuscripts in the German language and illustrates the late effects of the Regensburg-Prüfening drawing style. This volume examines the experimental techniques recognizable in this work, which were integrated into pictures and text as well as the banners embedded in the miniatures, and it... more...

  • Mirror In Parchmentby Michael Camille

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 55.00

    What is the status of visual evidence in history? Can we actually see the past through images? Where are the traces of previous lives deposited? Michael Camille addresses these important questions in Mirror in Parchment, a lively, searching study of one medieval manuscript, its patron, producers, and historical progeny. The richly illuminated Luttrell... more...

  • Inspice diligenter codicesby Rebekka S. Schirner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 137.40

    During the first centuries of the Christian era, a large number of discrepant Latin translations of the Old and the New Testaments were in circulation. Rebekka S. Schirmer examines St. Augustine?s comments about the problems raised by these texts, both descriptive and normative, and the extent to which Augustine?s engagement with different... more...