Table of contents for The wonders of creation and the singularities of painting : a study of the Ilkhanid London Qazvini / Stefano Carboni.


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Part One
Chapter One: The Illustrations of the London Qazwini
1. General features
2. Present condition of the illustrations
3. Palette and colours
4. The vegetal foregrounds
Chapter Two: Selected Illustrations
1. Illustrations showing evidence for a North Jaziran or South-East Anatolian influence
a. Throne scenes
b. The archangels
c. The planet cUtarid
1. The literary sources
2. Later iconographic and literary evidence
3. Talismanic meaning of the image of cUtarid and his attributes: the peacock and the snake
4. The Yazidis as an iconographic source
d. The knotted dragon
2. Distinctive illustrations showing original features
a. The man from Isfahan rescued by the giant bird
b. The dragons
c. Other animals
3. Selected illustrations showing recurrent details throughout the manuscript
a. Architectural details
b. Furniture
c. Backgrounds and frames
1. The red background
2. Gold frames
Chapter Three: The Relationship with the Edinburgh al-Biruni and the New York Bestiary
1.1 The Edinburgh al-Biruni
1.2 A single illustration in the Diez Album in Berlin
2. The New York Bestiary
Chapter Four: The Cycle of Illustrations as Compared to Related Qazwini Manuscripts

Part Two
Description by folio
Catalogue of the illustrations + keys

Bibliography



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Ilkhanid.
Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Arab countries.
Qazwini, Zakariya ibn Muhammad, -- approximately 1203-1283. -- Ajaib al-makhluqat -- Illustrations.
London Qazvini -- Illustrations.
Cosmography -- Early works to 1800.
British Library.