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Enigmatic charms [electronic resource] : medieval Arabic block printed amulets in American and European libraries and museums / by Karl R. Schaefer.

By: Schaefer, Karl R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Handbuch der OrientalistikErste AbteilungNahe und der Mittlere Osten: 82. Bd.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 250 p., [64] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9789047408529 (electronic bk.); 9047408527 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Amulets (Islam) | Block printing -- Islamic Empire | Amulettes -- Aspect religieux -- Islam | Impression sur clich�e -- Empire islamique | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Occultism | Amuletten | Bibliotheekcollecties | Arabisch | Verenigde Staten | Europa (geografie)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Enigmatic charms.DDC classification: 133.4/4 Other classification: 18.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Preface13; -- Introduction13; -- The Historico-Religious Context of Arabic Block Printing13; -- The (Re)Discovery of Arabic Block Printing13; -- Calligraphy and the Issue of Dating the Arabic Block Prints13; -- Block Printed Amulets in European Libraries and Museums13; -- Key to Transcriptions of Arabic Texts13; -- Agyptologisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin13; -- Cambridge University Library Michaelides Collection13; -- Cambridge University Library Taylor-Schechter Geniza Collection13; -- Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland13; -- The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany13; -- Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg Institut fur Papyrologie13; -- John Rylands Library, University of Manchester13; -- Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Papyrussammlung13; -- Bibliotheque Nationale Universitaire De Strasbourg13; -- Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge13; -- Block Printed Amulets in Libraries and Museums in the United States13; -- Columbia University Library Papyrus Collection13; -- Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington13; -- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Madina Collection of Islamic Art, a Gift of Camilla Chandler Frost13; -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art, New York, New York13; -- Scheide Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University13; -- List of Locations and Accesstion Numbers for Known Tarshes in Europe and the United States -- List of Works Consulted13; -- Index to Qur8217;anic Chapters (Suras) and Verses (Ayat) Appearing in the Texts of the Amulets13; -- Index13; -- Plates13; -- List of Illustrations13.
Summary: This is the first comprehensive examination of block printing in the medieval Islamic world. Examples of Arabic block prints have been preserved in various collections across the globe, but they have long been treated as curiosities and oddities. Here, for the first time, a large representative corpus of block prints is examined and illustrated. The first section of the book places Arabic block printing in historical perspective and recounts their rediscovery by modern day scholars. The second section illustrates fifty-five examples of medieval Arabic block printed amulets, provides detailed technical descriptions of each, presents transcriptions of their texts into legible Arabic and offers translations of those texts into English.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-240) and indexes.

Cover13; -- Copyright13; -- Dedication13; -- Contents13; -- Preface13; -- Introduction13; -- The Historico-Religious Context of Arabic Block Printing13; -- The (Re)Discovery of Arabic Block Printing13; -- Calligraphy and the Issue of Dating the Arabic Block Prints13; -- Block Printed Amulets in European Libraries and Museums13; -- Key to Transcriptions of Arabic Texts13; -- Agyptologisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin13; -- Cambridge University Library Michaelides Collection13; -- Cambridge University Library Taylor-Schechter Geniza Collection13; -- Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland13; -- The Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany13; -- Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg Institut fur Papyrologie13; -- John Rylands Library, University of Manchester13; -- Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek Papyrussammlung13; -- Bibliotheque Nationale Universitaire De Strasbourg13; -- Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge13; -- Block Printed Amulets in Libraries and Museums in the United States13; -- Columbia University Library Papyrus Collection13; -- Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington13; -- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Madina Collection of Islamic Art, a Gift of Camilla Chandler Frost13; -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art, New York, New York13; -- Scheide Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University13; -- List of Locations and Accesstion Numbers for Known Tarshes in Europe and the United States -- List of Works Consulted13; -- Index to Qur8217;anic Chapters (Suras) and Verses (Ayat) Appearing in the Texts of the Amulets13; -- Index13; -- Plates13; -- List of Illustrations13.

This is the first comprehensive examination of block printing in the medieval Islamic world. Examples of Arabic block prints have been preserved in various collections across the globe, but they have long been treated as curiosities and oddities. Here, for the first time, a large representative corpus of block prints is examined and illustrated. The first section of the book places Arabic block printing in historical perspective and recounts their rediscovery by modern day scholars. The second section illustrates fifty-five examples of medieval Arabic block printed amulets, provides detailed technical descriptions of each, presents transcriptions of their texts into legible Arabic and offers translations of those texts into English.

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