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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Folio 49a a of the reconstructed manuscript Joseph and his brethren He expanded the university at Rab’-e Rashidiwhich attracted scholars and students from Egypt and Syria to China, and which published his many works. Idem, Literary History of Persia4 vols. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Folio 14a a of the reconstructed manuscript Two emperors of the Qi and Liang dynasties.

Topic select a topic Architectural settings are sometimes given a sense of depth by different layers being shown and the use of a three-quarters view. The passing of the moment once more restricted the intellectual horizons and vision of Persian historians.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Folio 11a a of the reconstructed manuscript Founder of the Qin and Han dynasties ; with the seal of Shahrukh [see illustration]. There is then a record of it passing through the hands of later Mughal emperors for the next few centuries. Several excerpts from the illustrated Istanbul mss. Both sections come from the second volume, with the pages interwoven. MSSfolio 34a. The manuscript must have belonged to the Timurid ruler Shahrukh, for his seal appears on folio 11a of the Khalili manuscript.

Borrowings from Christian art can also be seen; for example the Birth of Muhammad adapts the standard Byzantine composition for the Nativity of Jesusbut instead of the Biblical Magi approaching at the left there is a file of three women. As noted by A. 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.


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 Folio 27a a of the reconstructed manuscript The execution of Jalal al-Din Firuzshah II the Khalji sultan of Delhi, r — by his rebellious nephew 13 x The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

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. Folio 17a a of the reconstructed manuscript Twelve emperors of the Song dynasty. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. Multi-license copyright tags for more information.

Iran portal Literature portal. The work describes cultures and major events in world history from China to Europe; in addition, it covers Mongol history, as a way of establishing their cultural legacy. It includes twenty illustrations, plus fifteen pages with portraits of the emperors of China. You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

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The text covers the history of Islam, the end of China’s history, the history of India, and a fragment from the history of the Jews. The latter may have been lost accidentally, but the former block may have been jettisoned deliberately because it had no illustrations. Folio 59a a of the reconstructed manuscript Jonah and the whale 12 x Together they comprise about half a manuscript of folios or so, recording the history of the non-Mongol peoples of Eurasia. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Karimi, ; partial ed.


Rashid al-Din’s illustrated history of the world. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The workshop was ordered to produce one manuscript each in Arabic and Persian every year, which were to be distributed to different cities.

This text was finally completed in sometime between and Nonetheless, the work “is characterized by a matter-of-fact tone and a refreshing absence of sycophantic flattery.

The scene now in the Kahlili collection illustrating the Battle of Badr used a collection of stock figures, and scholars are in disagreement as to who is represented.

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The Edinburgh folios were displayed at an exhibition at the University of Edinburgh Main Library in summer [20]. Unfortunately, it has not survived in any known manuscript.

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. His father was an apothecary and he himself trained as a physician, entering the service of the Ilkhan Abaqa r — Barthold, Turkestan down tawariku the Mongol Invasioned.

Sayyed Tawarikj Nasr, et al. Boyle, as The Successors of Genghis Khan2 vols. This section also treats Persian independent dynasties, including the Ghaznavids and their predecessors ed.

Petersburg, Approximately 20 illustrated copies were made of the work during Rashid al-Din’s lifetime, but only a few portions remain, and the complete text has not survived.