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The Resource Arabic Script on Christian Kings : Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily, Isabelle Dolezalek

Arabic Script on Christian Kings : Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily, Isabelle Dolezalek

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Arabic Script on Christian Kings : Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily
Title
Arabic Script on Christian Kings
Title remainder
Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily
Statement of responsibility
Isabelle Dolezalek
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Arabische Schrift - Ornament im Kontext
  • Roger II's famous mantle and other royal garments from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Sicily prominently display Arabic inscriptions. While the phenomenon is highly unusual in the context of Latin Christian kingship, the use of inscriptions as a textile ornament was common and imbued with political functions in the Islamic courts of the medieval Mediterranean. This case study of the inscribed garments from Norman Sicily draws attention to the diverse functions of Arabic textile inscriptions using various contextual frames. Such a contextual approach not only highlights the specificities of the Norman textile inscriptions and emphasises the practical and political choices underlying their use at the Sicilian court, it also pinpoints the flaws of universalising approaches to transcultural ornamental in circulation in the medieval Mediterranean. This new perspective on the royal garments from Norman Sicily draws from a variety of disciplines, including Islamic and European art history, the history of textiles, epigraphy, legal history and historiography, and aims to challenge established notions of cultural and disciplinary boundaries
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DEGRU
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Dolezalek, Isabelle
Dewey number
890
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
GT1755.I8
LC item number
D65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte
Series volume
5
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  • Islamic textile fabrics
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Islamic textile fabrics
  • Italy
Label
Arabic Script on Christian Kings : Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily, Isabelle Dolezalek
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter IV. The Kufic Inscription on Roger II's Mantle: Continuity as a Political Choice
  • Chapter V.A Textile Archive: The Norman Alb as a Document of Political Authority
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Image Credits
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on Dating and Transliterations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I. Shaping Perceptions: Reading and Interpreting the Norman Arabic Textile Inscriptions
  • Chapter II. An Imported Ornament? Comparing the Functions of Textile Inscriptions in Sicily and Fatimid Egypt
  • Chapter III. Contextualising Ornament: Seeing and Reading Arabic Textile Inscriptions in Norman Public Display
Control code
992472006
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110533880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110533873
  • 9783110533873
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286255
  • 9783110532128
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286579
  • 9783110532029
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1015525
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992472006
Label
Arabic Script on Christian Kings : Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily, Isabelle Dolezalek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter IV. The Kufic Inscription on Roger II's Mantle: Continuity as a Political Choice
  • Chapter V.A Textile Archive: The Norman Alb as a Document of Political Authority
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Image Credits
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Note on Dating and Transliterations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I. Shaping Perceptions: Reading and Interpreting the Norman Arabic Textile Inscriptions
  • Chapter II. An Imported Ornament? Comparing the Functions of Textile Inscriptions in Sicily and Fatimid Egypt
  • Chapter III. Contextualising Ornament: Seeing and Reading Arabic Textile Inscriptions in Norman Public Display
Control code
992472006
Extent
1 online resource (275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110533880
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9783110533873
  • 9783110533873
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286255
  • 9783110532128
  • urn:nbn:de:101:1-201706286579
  • 9783110532029
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1015525
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992472006

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