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  1. Medieval Islamic swords and swordmaking

    Medieval Islamic swords and swordmaking [Paperback]

    Robert G. Hoyland(Author); Brian Gilmour(Author)


    ISBN: 9780906094570
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    One of the problems pervading the study of medieval Islamic technology is the lack of surviving technical treatises. Tradition tended to be handed down by example and by word of mouth, and apprenticeships could last for decades. F... .... Learn More
  2. The Art of the Pen

    The Art of the Pen: Calligraphy of the 14th to 20th centuries AD [Hardback]

    Nabil F. Safwat (Author)


    ISBN: 9781874780557
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    Volume: 5
    The demanding discipline of calligraphy, centering on the power of the written word and transmitted from master to pupil through the ages, is central to Islamic cultures and is the source of one of the world's richest artistic traditions.
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  3. The Abbasid Tradition

    The Abbasid Tradition [Hardback]

    Francois Deroche(Author)


    ISBN: 9781874780519
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    Series: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
    Volume: 1
    This splendid book describes the Qur'ans of the eight to tenth centuries in the Khalili Collection. It provides an exotically illustrated catalogue with detailed scholarship encompassing the history of the subject. .... Learn More
  4. The Khalili Portolan Atlas

    The Khalili Portolan Atlas: A Facsimile Edition [Hardback]

    Svat Soucek (Author)


    ISBN: 9781874780700
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    The Atlas is accompanied by a text "Piri Reis and Turkish Mapmaking after Columbus". Piri Reis was the Ottoman naval commander and cartographer who played a leading role in transmitting Columbus's discoveries. The charts are largely based on h... .... Learn More

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