'...a milestone in the study of Islamic metalwork.'
J. Allan, JRAS, 1991.
'A good bibliography, sharp illustrations and lucid analysis are among the book's strong points.'
Omar Khalidi, Muslim World Book Review, 1995.
By Pedro Moura Carvalho. With a Translation and Annotated Transcription of the Text by Wheeler M. Thackston
Akbar’s commission of a Life of Christ from the Jesuit Jerome Xavier resulted in a fascinating text (1602) in which the author’s concern not to antagonize his Muslim hosts is apparent. The 27 miniatures were inspired by the text itself, resulting in unique interpretations of episodes...
This source study examines prefaces to Persian albums (ca. 1491-1609) from a variety of perspectives historical, literary, and cultural to analyze the emergence, practice, and principles of art historical writing and the formation of an art tradition in Safavid Iran.
This book studies the surviving 79 monumental inscriptions from the Iranian world that date to the first five centuries of the Muslim era (ad 622-1106). Each is presented with photographs, drawings, transcriptions, translations and an extensive commentary, which explains the text in its larger...