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The Resource Mediaeval Manichaean book art : a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia, by Zsuzanna Gulácsi, (electronic resource)

Mediaeval Manichaean book art : a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia, by Zsuzanna Gulácsi, (electronic resource)

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Mediaeval Manichaean book art : a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia
Title
Mediaeval Manichaean book art
Title remainder
a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
by Zsuzanna Gulácsi
Title variation
Medieval Manichaean book art
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mediaeval Manichean Book Art focuses on a corpus of c. one hundred fragments of exquisitely illuminated manuscripts that were produced under the patronage of the Turkic-speaking Uygurs in the Turfan region of East Central Asia between the 8th and 11th centuries CE, and used in service of the local Manichaean church. By applying a codicological approach to the analysis of these sources, this study casts light onto a lost episode of Central Asian art history and religious book culture. Each of the five chapters in this book accomplishes a well-defined goal. The first justifies the formation of the corpus. The second examines its dating on the basis of scientific and historical evidence. Chapter three assesses the artistry of their bookmakers, scribes, and illuminators. The fourth documents the patterns of page layout preserved on the fragments. The final chapter analyses the contextual relationship of their painted and written contents. Mediaeval Manichaean Book Art represents a pioneer study in its subject, research methodology, and illustrations. It extracts codicological and art historical data from torn remains of lavishly decorated Middle-Persian, Sogdian, and Uygur language manuscripts in codex, scroll, and "palm-leaf" formats. Through detailed analyses and carefully argued interpretations aided by precise computer drawings, the author introduces an important group of primary sources for future comparative research in Central Asian art, mediaeval book illumination, and Manichaean studies
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gulácsi, Zsuzsanna
Dewey number
745.6/7/0958
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies,
Series volume
v. 57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manichaean illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Label
Mediaeval Manichaean book art : a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia, by Zsuzanna Gulácsi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: A Codicological Approach to a Unique Group of Objects -- I. Identifying the Corpus of Manichaean Book Art -- II. Dating the Remains: Scientific, Textual, and Artistic Evidence Color plates -- III. Codicological Characteristics: Artisanship of Bookmakers and Scribes in Manichaean Turfan -- IV. The Work of the Illuminator: The Four Basic Painting Styles of Turfan Manichaean -- V. Patterns of Page Arrangement: Integration of Text and Image -- VI. The Written and the Painted Message: Contextual Cohesion of Text and Image
Control code
ocn191953381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433707094
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953381
Label
Mediaeval Manichaean book art : a codicological study of Iranian and Turkic illuminated book fragments from 8th-11th century east Central Asia, by Zsuzanna Gulácsi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-233) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: A Codicological Approach to a Unique Group of Objects -- I. Identifying the Corpus of Manichaean Book Art -- II. Dating the Remains: Scientific, Textual, and Artistic Evidence Color plates -- III. Codicological Characteristics: Artisanship of Bookmakers and Scribes in Manichaean Turfan -- IV. The Work of the Illuminator: The Four Basic Painting Styles of Turfan Manichaean -- V. Patterns of Page Arrangement: Integration of Text and Image -- VI. The Written and the Painted Message: Contextual Cohesion of Text and Image
Control code
ocn191953381
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433707094
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953381

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