The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art

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Abstract

This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures. The book will be of particular interest to those concerned with the relationship between the pre-Islamic, Islamic and Eastern Christian (especially Armenian) world.
The study is fully illustrated, with 209 (b/w and full colour) plates, many of previously unpublished material. Illustrations include photographs of architectural structures visited by the author, as well as a vast collection of artefacts, all of which are described and discussed in detail with inscription readings, historical data and textual sources.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ErscheinungsortLeiden
VerlagBrill
Seitenumfang300
ISBN (elektronisch)978-90-04-18663-7
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-20972-5
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juni 2011

Publikationsreihe

ReiheIslamic History and Civilization
Band86
ISSN0929-2403

ÖFOS 2012

  • 603908 Religionsgeschichte
  • 603905 Islam
  • 604019 Kunstgeschichte
  • 603909 Religionswissenschaft

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