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 17b b of the reconstructed manuscript Nine emperors of the Jin dynasty.

Folio 52a a of the reconstructed manuscript Moses commands the Levites to behead those who had worshipped the Golden Calf 13 x The second part, on the history of the Popes and emperors, is tawqrikh on the popular history by Martin of Troppau d.

Architectural settings are sometimes given a sense of depth by different layers being shown and the use of a three-quarters view.

It then passed to the court of the Mughal Empire in India, where it was in the possession of the emperor Akbar r. Another description says it is Muhammad exhorting his family to fight, and that he may be one of the central figures, but it is not clear which one.

The details of his life have been fully studied elsewhere e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This section also treats Persian independent dynasties, including the Ghaznavids and their predecessors ed. The timestamp is only as accurate as the hami in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

The final three folios covering the end of the section on the Jews were also lost, perhaps accidentally, but judging from the comparable section in MS. Both sections come from the second volume, with the pages interwoven. The earliest dated manuscript made for Shahrukh includes the original text and additions by Hafiz-i Abru, along with other histories, and is dated Topkapi Palace Library, MS B Later, Rashid’s son became Vizier, in his own right, and expanded the restored university precinct of his father.


This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a ak, public domain work of art. Multi-license copyright tags for more information. The following 3 pages uses this file: Together they comprise about half a manuscript of folios or so, recording the history of the non-Mongol peoples of Eurasia.

The manuscript was brought to Western attention by William Morley, who discovered it in while he was cataloguing the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society in London.

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The text comprises four parts: The subjects cho-sen to illustrate the text are partly for pedagogical purposes and partly reflect current interests at the Il-khanid court Blair,esp.

Folio 12a a of the reconstructed manuscript Three emperors of the Eastern Han dynasty. Zeki Velidi Rawarikhpp. Mahin Hambly, Tehran, Petersburg, It is a different section of the History than that of the Edinburgh version, possibly tawaikh a different copy.

The impulse of empire building led to an expansion of knowledge here, too; political tawraikh and Mongol religious tolerance were particularly favorable to the exchange of goods and cultural wares Jahn,pp. 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 tawaeikh three women.

MSSfolio 25a. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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Folio 28b b of the reconstructed manuscript The nobles of Kashmir enthrone a faqir as King Yashaskara r — It may also be possible that it was compiled by a group of international scholars under his leadership. His father was an apothecary and he himself trained as a physician, entering the service of the Ilkhan Abaqa r — The son of an apothecaryhe studied medicine and joined the court of the Ilkhan emperor, Abaqa Khanin that capacity. Folio 47b b of the reconstructed manuscript Jacob, with three of his sons and his two wives, Leah and Rachel 12 x The original description page was here.

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This, no doubt, reflects the important role of his oral sources of information, which in this case probably included the Amir Nowruz, who is specifically mentioned as an informant ed.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. One example is the suggestion that the killing of the Christian community in Lucera was in response to the Muslim capture of Acre and the destruction of churches in Il-Khanid Iran ed.

BrowneIII, pp. Oxford University Press, Inc. A jmai painter appears for the portraits of Chinese leaders, which uses special techniques that seem to mimic those of Yuan mural painters according to S. Charles Melville Originally Published: Several excerpts from the illustrated Istanbul mss. Petersburg University Library, OP. Folio 13b b of the reconstructed manuscript Two emperors of the Six Dynasties.

Folio 56a a of the reconstructed manuscript Saul, abandoned by Jehovah, is defeated by the Philistines jai falls on his sword 13 x This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term.

A Bio-Bibliographical Survey2 vols. The lavish illustrations and calligraphy required the efforts of hundreds of scribes and artists, with the intent that two new copies one in Persian, and one in Arabic would be created each year and distributed to schools and cities around the Ilkhanatein the Middle EastCentral AsiaAnatoliaand the Indian subcontinent.

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MSSfolio 54a. The following sections, in contrast, contain much information that had previously not been available to Muslim scholarship.

The latter may have been lost accidentally, but the former block may have been jettisoned deliberately because it had no illustrations. Folio 11b b of the ql manuscript Emperor Wang Mang of the Xin dynasty.

Histoire des Mongols de la PerseParis,repr. Folio 14a a of the reconstructed manuscript Two emperors of the Qi and Liang dynasties. Other later copies were made from the first set, with some illustrations and history added to match current events.