In the School of Wisdom: Persian Bookbinding, ca. 1575-1890

Selected Bibliography

Literary Sources (in order of appearance)

ʻAbd al-Qādir Bīdil, Dīvān-i Mawlānā ʻAbd al-Qādir Bīdil Dihlavī: ghazalīyāt, ed. Khalīl Allāh Khalīlī (Tehran: Nashr-i Bayn al-Milal, 1363/1984).
English translation supplied by the curator.

Abivardi see Iraj Afshar, “Manuscripts in the Domain of the Persian Language,” in A History of Persian Literature, vol. 1: General Introduction to Persian Literature, ed. J. T. P. de Bruijn (London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2009): 408-29.

The Qur'an, trans. M. A. S. Abdel Haleem (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Mustafā Alī, Epic Deeds of Artists, ed. and trans. Esra Akın-Kıvanç (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011).

Wheeler M. Thackston (ed. and trans.), Album Prefaces and Other Documents on the History of Calligraphers and Painters (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2000).

Qadi Ahmad, Calligraphers and Painters, trans. Vladimir Minorsky (Washington, DC: Freer Gallery of Art, 1959).

C. J. Willis, In the Land of the Lion and the Sun (Washington, DC: Mage, 2004; orig. 1893).

Sām Mīrzā, Tuḥfah-i Sāmī, ed. Ḥasan Vaḥīd Dastgirdī (Tehran: Kitābfarūshī-i Furūghī, 1973).


Historiographic References

Manijeh Bayani, Anna Contadini, and Tim Stanley, The Decorated Word: Qur'ans of the 17th to 19th Centuries (London and New York: Nour Foundation with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, 1999).

Jake Benson, "Satisfying an Appetite for Books: Innovation, Production, and Modernization in Later Islamic Bookbinding," in Persian Language, Literature, and Culture: New Leaves, Fresh Looks, ed. Kamran Talattof (London: Routledge, 2015): 365–94.

Gulnar Bosch, John Carswell, and Guy Petherbridge, Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking (Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1981).

Heather Coffey, "Between Amulet and Devotion: Islamic Miniature Books in the Lilly Library," in The Islamic Manuscript Tradition: Ten Centuries of Book Arts in Indiana University Collections, ed. Christiane Gruber (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2010): 78-115.

Gwenaëlle Fellinger (ed.), L’Empire des roses: Chefs-d’oeuvre de l’art persan du XIXe siècle (Lens: Musée du Louvre-Lens; Gand: Éditions Snoeck, 2018).

Nasser D. Khalili, B. W. Robinson, and Tim Stanley, Lacquer of the Islamic Lands (London and New York: Nour Foundation with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, 1996).

Francis Richard, Les cinq poèmes de Nezâmî: Chef d’oeuvre d’un manuscrit persan du XVIIe siècle (Paris: Bibliothèque de l’Image, 2009).

Dagmar Riedel, “Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Near Eastern Studies in North America: The Manuscripts in Arabic Script of the Columbia University Libraries,” Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 6, no. 2 (2015): 280-310.

David J. Roxburgh, The Persian Album, 1400–1600: From Dispersal to Collection (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005).

David J. Roxburgh and Mary McWilliams, Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-century Iran (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2017).

Soltan Ahmad Mirza ‘Azod al-Dowleh, Life at the Court of the Early Qajar Shahs, ed. and trans. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar (Washington DC: Mage, 2014).

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