This exhibition highlights the Jami’ al-Tawarikh (“World History” or “Compendium of Chronicles”) of Rashid al-Din, one of the masterpieces of. Khalili Collections | Islamic Art | This copy of the Jami’ al-Tawarikh is without doubt one of the greatest illustrated medieval manuscripts. During the reign of Uljaitu (–17), this text was expanded into the Jami’ al- tavarikh, or Compendium of Chronicles. The text initially comprised three volumes.
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This text was finally completed in sometime between and Just as distinguishable are different racial and ethnic types, made manifest not just in the physical attributes of the characters, but also their clothes and their hats. The set had also a third volume that was devoted to geography, but is not known to be extant. Folio 30b b of the reconstructed manuscript Ravana, king of Lanka and king of the demons, lies dead before Rama a scene from the Indian epic, the Ramayana 12 x MSSfolio 21a.
The section on the Franks derives from conversations with unnamed clerics in Tabriz, including perhaps Isolo the Pisan Nizami, p.
Rashid al-Din’s illustrated history of the world. There is then a record of it passing through the hands of later Mughal emperors for the next few centuries. Sayyed Hossein Nasr, et al. It may also be possible that it was compiled by a group of international scholars under his leadership.
Hamdani was responsible for setting up a stable social and economic system in Iran after the destruction of the Mongol invasions, and was an important artistic and architectural patron.
The earliest dated manuscript made for Shahrukh includes the original text and additions by Hafiz-i Abru, along with other histories, and is dated Topkapi Palace Library, MS B Toynbee, A Study of History12 vols. Today only two early-fourteenth-century Persian copies of the Compendium and part of one Arabic copy survive.
Recent scholarship has noted that, although surviving early examples are now uncommon, human figurative art was a continuous tradition in the Muslim world in secular contexts such as literature, science, and history ; as early as the 9th century, such art flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate c.
Several excerpts from the illustrated Istanbul mss. Histoire des Mongols de la PerseParis,repr. Jahn,with facs. TAGS ilkhanids Jami-al-tawarikh world history. Oxford University Press, Inc. The oldest known copy is an Arabic version, of which half has been lost, but one set of pages is currently in the Khalili Collectioncomprising 59 folios from the second volume of the work.
Other later copies were made from the first set, with some illustrations and history added to match current events. The very possibility of its compilation reflects the cosmopolitan culture of early14th-century Tabriz, where texts in Latin, Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Mongolian, Chinese and Sanskrit were available and everything from Chinese handscrolls to Old Testaments and Gospels from northern Europe could be used as appropriate illustrative material.
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Both sections come from the second volume, with the pages interwoven. The following sections, in contrast, contain much information that had previously not been available to Muslim scholarship.
The manuscript was brought to Western attention by William Morley, who discovered it in while he was cataloguing the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society in London.
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Bregel as Persidskaya literatura …ja,i vols. The tawarih comprises four parts: Folio 47b b of the reconstructed manuscript Jacob, with three of his sons and his two wives, Leah and Rachel 12 x Idem, Literary History of Persia4 vols. According to Blair’s description of the collection, “Two major sections were lost after division: As noted by A. Enormously rich, Rashid al-Din Fadlallah endowed pious institutions throughout the Ilkhanid domains.
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MSSfolio 54a. In this capital, a crossroads of trade routes and influences, and a place of great religious tolerance, Christian, Chinese, Buddhist and other models of painting all arrived to feed the inspiration of the artists.
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It originally resembled a Western work not only in its contents, but also in its page layout and illustration cf. Views View Edit History. Multi-license copyright tags for more information. MSSfolio 28b. This is indeed justified, given its coverage and reflecting its composition at one of the courts of what could equally be called the first world Empire.
The Edinburgh folios were displayed at an exhibition at the University of Edinburgh Main Library in summer .
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MSSfolio 59a. The use of silver now oxidised for the modelling of faces and their features is likewise very un-Chinese.
The details of his life have been fully studied elsewhere e. He expanded the university at Rab’-e Rashidiwhich attracted scholars and students from Egypt and Syria to China, and which published his many works.