This exhibition highlights the Jami’ al-Tawarikh (“World History” or “Compendium of Chronicles”) of Rashid al-Din, one of the masterpieces of. Khalili Collections | Islamic Art | This copy of the Jami’ al-Tawarikh is without doubt one of the greatest illustrated medieval manuscripts. During the reign of Uljaitu (–17), this text was expanded into the Jami’ al- tavarikh, or Compendium of Chronicles. The text initially comprised three volumes.

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A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting”. The text comprises four parts: Nonetheless, the work “is characterized by a matter-of-fact tone and a refreshing absence of sycophantic flattery. Public domain Public domain false false.

Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Folio 11b b of the reconstructed manuscript Emperor Wang Mang of the Xin dynasty. Just as distinguishable are different racial and ethnic types, made manifest not just in the physical attributes of the characters, but also their clothes and their hats.

In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. As its title suggests, the work is a compilation of materials not only on Islamic and Persian history, but also on the Mongols and other peoples with whom they came into contact: As the political unity of the empire dissolved and succession crises became more frequent, it was important to reaffirm not only the identity of the ruling clan in its descent from the mythical Alan Qoa but also its dynastic legitimacy.

Architectural settings are sometimes given a sense of depth by different layers being shown and the use of a three-quarters view.

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The Suwar al-akalima geographical compendium. Folio 30b b of the reconstructed manuscript Ravana, king of Lanka and king of the demons, lies dead before Rama a scene from the Indian epic, the Ramayana 12 x Furthermore, not all of the work is original: Barthold, Turkestan down to the Mongol Invasioned.

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Unfortunately, it has not survived in any known manuscript. Another says Muhammad is on the right, but Hamza and Ali on the left, or perhaps the center. The folios about the life of the Prophet were further jumbled, and four were lost. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 16 February Only portions of it have survived, [17] divided into two parts between the University of Edinburgh folios and the Khalili Collection 59 foliosalthough some researchers argue for these being from two different copies.

This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Hthey had no illustrations and may also have been discarded.

The very possibility of its compilation reflects the cosmopolitan culture of early14th-century Tabriz, where texts in Latin, Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Mongolian, Chinese and Sanskrit were available and everything from Chinese handscrolls to Old Testaments and Gospels from northern Europe could be used as appropriate illustrative material.

This artist seems to be very familiar with China. It was probably written, like the contemporary Chinese histories of the Chin and Liao, by a committee of historians, as part of an empire-wide project to record the early history of the dynasty Allsen,pp. Folio 10b b of the reconstructed manuscript Seven emperors of the Warring States. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. At some point during the next two decades it was brought to England, probably when Harriott came home on furlough, tadarikh the manuscript entered the collection of Major General Tawariky Gordon.

MSSfolio 45a. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

MSSfolio 25a. Masterpieces from the Khalili YawarikhLondoncat. Hossein Nasr et al. Another set of pages, with folios from the same volume, is owned by the Edinburgh University Library. Privacy Policy Add Comment. The original description page was here.

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Abu’l Qasim may have been one of them. The details of his life have been fully studied elsewhere e. Recent scholarship has noted that, although surviving early examples are now uncommon, human figurative art was a continuous tradition in the Muslim world in secular tawarokh such as literature, science, and history ; as early as the 9th century, such art flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate c.


The final three folios covering the end of the section on the Jews were also lost, perhaps accidentally, but judging from the comparable section in MS. Rashid al-Din was of course a very busy man, with his public life, and would have employed assistants to handle the materials assembled and to write the first draft: Folio 13b b of the reconstructed manuscript Two emperors of the Six Dynasties.

This, no doubt, reflects the important role jmai his oral sources of information, which in this case probably included the Amir Nowruz, who is specifically mentioned as an informant ed. The manuscript was brought to Western attention by William Morley, who discovered it in while he was cataloguing the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society in London.

The Edinburgh folios were displayed at an exhibition at the University of Edinburgh Main Library in summer [20]. MSSfolio 34a. One example is the suggestion that the killing of the Christian community in Lucera was in response to the Muslim capture of Acre and the destruction of churches in Il-Khanid Iran ed. His father was an apothecary and he himself trained as a physician, entering the service of the Ilkhan Abaqa r — Folio 49a a of the reconstructed manuscript Joseph and his brethren They made great use of chinoiserie motifs, and their use of wash and line rather than opaque watercolour gives a superficial similarity to recently excavated Yuan tomb-paintings in Inner Mongolia.

All following user names refer to ru. The section on the Franks derives from conversations with unnamed clerics in Tabriz, including perhaps Isolo the Pisan Nizami, p.

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