Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi

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This study focuses on a particular manuscript of Firdausi’s epic poem the Shahnamah produced in the late 1440s for the Timurid Muhammad Juki, seventh son of Shah Rukh. The manuscript contains thirty-one exquisite miniature paintings depicting scenes from the epic and is regarded by some as the finest surviving Persian illustrated manuscript. This monograph, the first complete study of the manuscript, provides a detailed analysis of the cycle of illustrations, and is accompanied by a commentary on the manuscript notes by A.H. Morton, which offers telling insights into the practices of the Mughal library where it was kept for many years.

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Barbara Brend is an independent scholar with a particular interest in Persian and Mughal manuscript illustration. Her previous publications include Islamic Art (1991), The Emperor Akbar’s Khamsa of Nizami (1995), and Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusrau’s Khamsah (2003).

A.H. Morton was lecturer in Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, from 1979 to 1999. He has written on a variety of subjects, including the pre-modern history of Iran, and Islamic numismatics and metrology.

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""For the truly dedicated reader. It plunges deep into the complexity of the art of the manuscript, the use of colour, perspective and symbolism."" —The Economist ""This book achieves both fine scholarship and accessibility to a broad audience – a notable achievement"" -- Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

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