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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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. Retrieved from ” https: For some time this collection was displayed in the King’s Library of the British Museum. Folio 49a a of the reconstructed manuscript Joseph and his brethren He rapidly gained political importance, and in became the vizier of emperor and Muslim convert Ghazan.

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Arends,2nd ed. Rashid al-Din was of course a very busy man, with his public life, and would have employed assistants to handle the materials assembled and to write the first draft: Petersburg, Most of the miniatures for these volumes copy the horizontal format and other features of the Ilkhanid manuscripts, while retaining other tzwarikh of Timurid style in costume, colouring and composition, using what is sometimes known as the “Historical style”.

He expanded the university at Rab’-e Rashidiwhich attracted scholars and students from Egypt and Syria to China, and which published his many works.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It contained multiple buildings, including a mosquehospital, library, and classrooms, employing over workers.

This is indeed justified, given its coverage and reflecting its composition at one of the jmai of what could equally be called the first world Empire.


Folio 16b b of the reconstructed manuscript Nine emperors of the Tang dynasty. It then passed to the court of the Mughal Empire in India, where it was in the possession of the emperor Akbar r. Seventy rectangular miniatures adorn the manuscript, which reflect the cosmopolitan nature tawarikb Tabriz at the time of its production.

The son of an apothecaryhe studied medicine and joined the court of the Ilkhan emperor, Abaqa Khanin that capacity. Folio 56a a of the reconstructed manuscript Saul, abandoned by Jehovah, is defeated by the Philistines and falls on his sword 13 x The folios in the Khalili Collection, together with those in the Edinburgh University Library, are the earliest surviving Arabic version of the this tawaikh work.

Edmund Bosworth, Richmond, Note that a few countries have copyright jmi longer than 70 years: Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. The second section of this part is on the aal people of the world encountered by the Mongols, including Oghuz Turks Ger. Shagdaryn Bira, Mongolian Historical Writing from totr. The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.

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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Studies, C. MSSfolio 21a. Several excerpts from the illustrated Istanbul mss.

Views View Edit History. They made great use of chinoiserie motifs, and their use of wash and line rather jai opaque watercolour gives a superficial similarity to recently excavated Yuan tomb-paintings in Inner Mongolia.

Khalili Collections | Islamic Art | The Jami‘ al-Tawarikh of Rashid al-Din

A new painter appears for the portraits of Chinese leaders, which uses special techniques that seem to mimic those of Yuan mural painters according to S. Approximately 20 illustrated copies were made of the tawariih during Rashid al-Din’s lifetime, but only a few portions remain, and the complete text has not survived.


Folio 34a a of the reconstructed manuscript Shakyamuni offering fruit to the devil from the life of the Buddha 9. Only portions of it have survived, [17] divided into two parts between the University of Edinburgh folios and the Khalili Collection 59 foliosalthough some researchers argue for these being from two different copies.

Petersburg University Library, OP. It may also be possible that it was compiled by a group of international scholars under his leadership.

MSSfolio 36b. A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting”. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Histoire des FrancsLeiden, Other questions concern the objectivity of the author and his point of view: 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. Some parts of the surviving text are heavily illustrated and other parts not at all, apparently reflecting the importance accorded to them.

Folio 47b b of the reconstructed manuscript Jacob, with three of his sons and his two wives, Leah and Rachel 12 x Topic select a topic