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This volume considers aspects of the reciprocal influences between Italian Renaissance culture and that of the Islamic world. The papers on science and philosophy reflect Western scholars' interest in Arabic texts while those on the visual and decorative arts describe the impact of Islamic artefacts, techniques and models on Europe as much as the effects of European influences on Islam. The natural focus of the volume is on Venice and Turkey, but other Italian centres are brought into view and, on the Islamic side, the investigation also encompasses Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks, Persia under the Mongols, Timurids and Safavids, and Mughal India.
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Book Description London : The Warburg Institute, University of London, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. message from author to Prof. Fehervari on 1st page. Papers from a colloquium heald at the Warburg Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Mar. 5-6, 1996. Contents : Artistic contacts : current scholarship and future tasks / Anna Contadini -- Byzantine mediation of epigraphic characters of Islamic derivation in the wall paintings of some churches in southern Italy / Maria Vittoria Fontana -- Venice : heir to the glassmakers of Islam or of Byzantium? / Hugh Tait -- Ebrei, turchi e veneziani a Rialto : qualche documento sui tessili / Giovanni Curatola -- The 'Baptistere de Siant Louis' : a Mamluk basin made for export to Europe / Rachel Ward -- Ornament prints, patterns and designs : East and West / J.M. Rogers -- The just hunter : renaissance calender illustrations and the representation of the Mughal hunt / Ebba Koch -- The second revelation of Arabic philosophy and science, 1492-1562 / Charles Burnett -- Le iscrizioni arabe nella Poliphili Hypnerotomachia / Angelo Michele Piemontese -- The Liber aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus of Pseudo-Serapion : anan influential work of medical Arabism / Peter Dilg. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # feh.9