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Qur'an Manuscripts: Calligraphy, Illumination, Design

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While the significance of the written word reverberates through both Judaism and Christianity, nowhere does the physical presence of scripture matter as much as it does in the Islamic world. Recent controversies over Qur an desecration by U.S. military personnel serve to illustrate just how revered the book continues to be in Muslim culture. Proof of the devotion the book inspires can also be gleaned by examining the sumptuously produced illuminated Qur an manuscripts reproduced in this volume. Arabic manuscript authority ...

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Qur'an Manuscripts: Calligraphy, Illumination, Design 2007, British Library, London

ISBN-13: 9780712306898

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