A study of the Kit?b Naat al-?ayaw?n (Book on the Characteristics of Animals), this book considers together text and image in this unique thirteenth-century manuscript, thereby contributing to the wider scholarship on Middle Eastern painting and art of the pre-modern period.In fact, the manuscript presents a carefully planned programme of text and pictures, and in trying to present a study of this ... the manuscript is neither a a zoological manuala to be used to identify animals, nor is a amedical manuala to be used in a ... The primary purpose of these images is not, however, to provide a naturalistic representation allowing the reader to ... The pictures are thus not to be compared with the zoological representations in Greek manuscripts:3 the NaEit is not aanbsp;...
|Title||:||A World of Beasts: A Thirteenth-Century Illustrated Arabic Book on Animals (the Kit?b Na‘t Al-?ayaw?n) in the Ibn Bakht?sh?‘ Tradition|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2011-11-11|