Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2019

304 Pages | 12

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474450386

Bookseller Code (06)

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

Chad Kia

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Interprets celebrated but enigmatic paintings from collections in the Metropolitan Museum, the British Library and the Freer Gallery
  • Brings poetry and art together in a transformative reading of Persian illustrated manuscripts
  • Bridges art history, literature and religion to reconsider Shia and Safavid cultural and intellectual history
  • Connects Persian figural painting to the rise of the Safavids and Shiism in Iran