Book/Printed Material Stories of the Prophets.

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Title

  • Stories of the Prophets.

Summary

  • Qisas al-anbiya (Stories of the prophets) by the 12th-century Persian writer Ishaq Ibn-Ibrahim al-Nishapuri contains the history of the prophets up to Muhammad, recounted on the basis of the Qur'anic narration. It includes stories drawn from the biblical traditions of the Old Testament as well as material on the pre-Islamic prophets of the Arabian Peninsula. This splendid and richly illuminated manuscript containing 22 miniatures was copied in Shiraz (in present-day Iran) in 1577, at the time a center of the arts in Safavid Persia. The manuscript once belonged to the collection of the German diplomat and orientalist Heinrich Friedrich von Diez (1751--1817) and is now in the Berlin State Library--Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.

Contributor Names

  • Nīšāpūrī, Isḥāq Ibn-Ibrāhīm Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1577.

Subject Headings

  • -  Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • -  1577
  • -  Bible
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Prophets

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 246 folios.
  • -  Original resource at: Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.
  • -  Content in Persian.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667222

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Nīšāpūrī, Isḥāq Ibn-Ibrāhīm Author. Stories of the Prophets. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1577] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667222/.

APA citation style:

Nīšāpūrī, I. I. A. (1577) Stories of the Prophets. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667222/.

MLA citation style:

Nīšāpūrī, Isḥāq Ibn-Ibrāhīm Author. Stories of the Prophets. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1577] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667222/>.