Islam and the Italian Renaissance /

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Other Authors / Creators:Contadini, Anna.
Burnett, Charles
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Warburg Institute.
Format: Book
Language notes:Two contributions in Italian.
Imprint: London : The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1999.
Series:Warburg Institute colloquia ; 5.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary: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.
Item Description:Papers from a colloquium heald at the Warburg Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum, Mar. 5-6, 1996.
Physical Description:viii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.