A world of beasts : a thirteenth-century illustrated Arabic book on animals (the Kitāb Na't al-Ḥayawān) in the Ibn Bakhtīshū' tradition

"The Kitāb Na't al-Ḥayawān is the earliest of a group of illustrated manuscripts dealing with the characteristics of animals and their medicinal uses. The present study considers both the confluence of textual traditions within this work and the stylistic and iconographic relationships...

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Main Author: Contadini, Anna (Author)
Document Type: Book
Published: Leiden [u.a.] : Brill , 2012
Related Items:Rezension: [Rezension von: Anna Contadini, A world of beasts]
Author Notes:by Anna Contadini
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: image and (con)text
  • The manuscript
  • Text and sources
  • The frontispieces and other human figures
  • The animals of the Na't
  • Composition, iconography and style
  • Date and provenance
  • Patronage and milieu.