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dc.contributor.authorMihan, Shiva
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-05T09:40:06Z
dc.date.available2018-07-05T09:40:06Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-20
dc.date.submitted2018-01-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277827
dc.description.abstractConsidered one of the pinnacles of the arts of the book in the entire history of Persian art, the life of the Timurid prince, Bāysunghur (1397-1433) and his royal library-atelier have been studied for more than a century. Yet previous scholarship, although solid on it own terms, has not combined study of the entirety of production with sustained analysis of individual productions of Bāysunghur’s atelier. Prior to this study, a number of manuscripts were completely neglected, and several others were studied only briefly. What is more, the single extant document describing procedures and progress in the atelier, although well known, demanded further clarification on various levels. This dissertation discusses in six chapters the operation and productions of the library with particular attention paid to its highlight, Bāysunghur’s famous Shāhnāma. After an introduction to the field and an overview of previous studies, I turn to the report of the head of the atelier, clarifying some technical terms and establishing the date of the report. Secondly, the corpus of Bāysunghurī productions is examined chronologically and in relation to the librarian’s report, with individual manuscripts analysed with regard to their textual and aesthetic traits and their placement in an art historical context. Next, the Shāhnāma of Bāysunghur, which for many years has been inaccessible for close scholarly study, receives extended treatment. The final chapter presents a discussion of the textual and aesthetic content of the corpus and reconsiders the role of the atelier supervisor. The overall aim is to enhance and extend understanding of the arts of the book in a unique royal library, that of Prince Bāysunghur.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectCodicology
dc.subjectBaysunghur
dc.subjectJa'far Tabrizi
dc.subjectJa'far Baysunghuri
dc.subjectTimurid art
dc.subjectTimurids
dc.subjectPersian manuscripts
dc.subjectIslamic art
dc.subjectarts of the book
dc.subjectPersian painting
dc.subjectShahnama
dc.subjectNasta'liq
dc.subjectIslamic manuscripts
dc.subjectHerat school
dc.subjectHerat
dc.subjectShams Baysunghuri
dc.subjectKitabkhana
dc.subjectShahrukh
dc.subjectIllumination
dc.subjectArzadasht
dc.titleTimurid Manuscript Production: The Scholarship and Aesthetics of Prince Bāysunghur’s Royal Atelier (1420-1435)
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.publisher.departmentAsian and Middle Eastern Studies
dc.date.updated2018-07-04T21:42:13Z
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.25167
dc.contributor.orcidMihan, Shiva [0000-0002-2215-9560]
dc.publisher.collegePembroke
dc.type.qualificationtitlePhD in Middle Eastern Studies
cam.supervisorMelville, Charles
cam.supervisorMassing, Jean Michel
cam.thesis.fundingfalse
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2400-01-01


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