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Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565$
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Chad Kia

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474450386

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.001.0001

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Poetics of the Picture: Verbal Imagery and Visual Language

Poetics of the Picture: Verbal Imagery and Visual Language

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(p.21) 1 Poetics of the Picture: Verbal Imagery and Visual Language
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Art, Allegory and the Rise of Shi'ism in Iran, 1487-1565
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Chad Kia

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450386.003.0002

Due to the programmatic dependence of the Persianate figural arts on narrative literature this chapter contextualizes the art of book illustration at the late Timurid court in Herat by considering the essential history and development of Sufi discourse and the tradition of Persian poetry in which it was largely anchored. The development of Persian verse and its dense use of imagery, word-play and illustrative tales, make it central to any assessment of the common repository of ideas, forms, symbols and structures that permeated the iconography of Persian manuscript painting in the late fifteenth century.

Keywords:   discourse, symbols, Persian poetry, Sufism, imagery, word-play, illustrative tales

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