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The tannīn

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Description: Wonder, Image, and Cosmos in Medieval Islam
The earliest Islamic illustrated encyclopedias of the wonders of creation emphasize familiar and known created wonders. The iconic images in which these are often portrayed tend to present them in an abstracted state of timelessness. But from the start, the manuscripts also include those few rare...
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Related print edition pages: pp.59-87

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