Qur'ans: Books of Divine Encounter


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This book provides a unique visual history of the Qur'an using fifty-five rare, beautiful and significant Qur'an manuscripts. A general introduction guides the reader through the Qur'an's entry into the world of late near eastern antiquity, a world where books of scripture were inextricably bound to the political and religious identities of empires. Books of scripture, as well as being visible statements of divine majesty, personal piety and religious identity, were viewed as providing a point of contact with the divine. ...

Qur'ans: Books of Divine Encounter 2015, The Bodleian Library, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9781851242566