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Title: Troubled History of a Masterpiece. Notes on the creation and peregrinations of Öljeytü’s monumental Baghdad Qur’ān.
Author(s): Liebrenz, BorisLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Granting Institution: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Issue Date: 2016
Extent: Online-Ressource (22 Seiten, 1,16 MB)
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: [Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt], [Halle, Saale]
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-340779
Subjects: Īlkhānid manuscripts; manuscript production; war-booty; Türkenbeute; book history
Abstract: The patronage of Īlkhānid rulers and statesmen in the arts is characterized by a quest for monumentality in both architecture and manuscript production. The Qurʾān in particular was commissioned numerous times in unprecedented measurements and several such copies have survived. The fragments of one of them, known as Öljeytü’s Baghdad Qurʾān, have some surprising insights to offer and may serve as a window to illuminate general aspects of the production of these monumental works of art. An investigation into the history and codicology of the surviving fragments gives hints to their fate after they were donated to their patron’s tomb.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: In CopyrightIn Copyright
Journal Title: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
Publisher: Brill
Publisher Place: Leiden
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