The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art: With a Foreword by Robert Hillenbrand – Vansonphu.com


The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art: With a Foreword by Robert Hillenbrand 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Christian especially Armenian world The study is fully illustrated, withb w and full colour plates, many of previously unpublished material Illustrations include photographs of architectural structures visited by the author, as well as a vast collection of artefacts, all of which are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



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