Faith, Art, Culture
By (author) Elaine Wright
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Islam by Elaine Wright
Book DescriptionThis superb book offers an illustrated introduction to the Islamic faith, drawing on the internationally renowned collection of Islamic manuscripts held at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Ranging in date from the 9th century to the early years of the 20th century its manuscripts derive primarily from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey and India, and include the splendid Qur'an copied in Baghdad in the year 1001 by Ibn al-Bawwab, one of the three greatest medieval Islamic calligraphers. "Islam: Faith, Art, Culture" is an authoritative but accessible introduction to Islam, explaining its history, practice and beliefs through beautiful reproductions of pages from Qur'ans, as well as other Islamic manuscripts including poems and prayers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857595123
(305mm x 248mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Scala Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Elaine Wright
Dr Elaine Wright is Curator of the Islamic Collections at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and an internationally acknowledged expert in the field.
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