Book/Printed Material Image 9 of Stories of the Prophets.
About this Item
- Stories of the Prophets.
- 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
- - 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.
- 1 online resource.
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- compressed data
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
- IIIF Presentation Manifest
- Manifest (JSON/LD)
The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the World Digital Library Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse. Researchers are encouraged to review the source information attached to each item. For information on contacting WDL partner organizations, see this archived list of partners
The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.
Credit Line: [Original Source citation], World Digital Library
More about Copyright and other Restrictions
For additional information and contact information for many of the partner organizations, see this archived capture of the World Digital Library site from 2021.
For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
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/>.
More Books/Printed Material like this
Gospel Concordance. This 1635 Gospel concordance in Armenian was written, illuminated, and bound at the Holy Savior's Monastery in Nor Jugha (now called Julfa), the Armenian quarter of Isfahan (in present-day Iran). Isfahan was...
- Date: 1635
The Sibyls and Prophets Foretelling Christ the Savior.
Sibyllae et prophetae de Christo Salvatore vaticinantes This manuscript, entitled Sibyllae et prophetae de Christo Salvatore vaticinantes (The sibyls and prophets foretelling Christ the Savior), is possibly a product of the workshop of the French illuminator Jean Poyer (circa...
- Date: 1490
The Lower Sorbian Testament of Miklawuš Jakubica, 1548.
Das niedersorbische Testament des Miklawuš Jakubica 1548 This 669-page manuscript contains the complete translation of the New Testament into Lower Sorbian by Pastor Miklawus Jakubica. It is one of the most important cultural documents relating to the Sorbian people...
- Contributor: Jakubica, Miklawš, 16th Century
- Date: 1548
Stein Quadriptych. The Stein Quadriptych was likely created in Bruges in about 1525-30, possibly for Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, and it has been attributed to Simon Bening and associates. This collection of 64 miniatures...
- Contributor: Bening, Simon
- Date: 1525
Commentary on Avicenna's Canon of Medicine, Three Volumes.
Expositio super tertio Canonis Avicennae : [1-5] This copy of the commentary by Italian professor and physician Gentilis de Fulgineo (died 1348) on the medical handbook by Abu 'Ali al-Husayn ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Sina (980--1037), commonly known as...
- Contributor: Gentilis Fulginas, 1348 - Avicenna, 980
- Date: 1477