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Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s – Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rum, 1270s-1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book

Cailah Jackson


This book is the first in-depth survey of illuminated manuscripts from late medieval Anatolia (Rum) before the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Between the Mongol invasions in the mid-thirteenth century and the emergence of Ottoman domination in the late fourteenth century, the Lands of Rum were marked by instability and conflict. Despite this, a rich body of illuminated manuscripts from the period survives, explored here and fully illustrated in colour with many unpublished or hard-to-find images. Meticulously analysing fifteen beautifully decorated Arabic and Persian manuscripts, including Qur’an ... More

Keywords: Art history, Islamic, medieval, Anatolia, manuscripts, illumination, calligraphy, Mevlevis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474451482
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cailah Jackson, author
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies