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Title :

The shared culture of objects

Author :
GRABAR, Oleg ;
Conference :
Byzantine Court Culture from 829 to 1204 (1994, Washington, DC); Byzantine court culture from 829 to 1204; Washington, DC; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; [Cambridge, MA]; Dist. by Harvard University Press ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Discusses a mid-11th-c. text, Kitab al-Dhakha'ir wa al-Tuhaf (The book of treasures and gifts) composed by Ibn al-Zubayr, an official of the Fatimid court or an administrator in Cairo. The book consists of 414 separate accounts of treasures kept, found, looted, or inherited by, mostly, Muslim rulers and of gifts exchanged within ruling circles of the Muslim world as well as between Muslim and other rulers. The text is an important source for the anthropology of the object and provides evidence of how objects were appreciated at the time. Grabar discusses the examples which deal with Byzantium. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Byzantin (art) ; Dons ; Ecrits ; Ibn al-Zubayr, Ahmad ibn al-Rashid, 11e s. ; Musulman (art) ; Musulmans ; Objet ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Byzantine ; Gifts ; Ibn al-Zubayr, Ahmad ibn al-Rashid, 11th c. ; Islamic ; Muslims ; Objects ; Writings ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24969196 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0884022420 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED STATES ;