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By Sara Kuehn

This ebook is a pioneering paintings on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the notion of this complicated, multifaceted motif in the total highbrow and visible universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish international. utilizing a largely comparative method, the writer explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif because it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures. The booklet can be of specific curiosity to these concerned about the connection among the pre-Islamic, Islamic and jap Christian (especially Armenian) global. The learn is absolutely illustrated, with 209 (b/w and whole color) plates, a lot of formerly unpublished fabric. Illustrations contain pictures of architectural buildings visited by way of the writer, in addition to an enormous number of artefacts, all of that are defined and mentioned intimately with inscription readings, old information and textual resources.

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