13-Themes_in_Islamic_Art-2

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The Pleasure of Kingship • Divine right to rule • Military prowess • Somewhat too many children
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Kingship: Glory
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Kingship: War
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Kingship: War
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Kingship: Hunt & Sport
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Kingship: Courtly Love
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Kingship:  Harem
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Kingship: Song & Dance
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Kingship: Song & Dance
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Kingship: all those children
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Romantic Legends
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Unformatted text preview: Religious or historical texts Famous poems: • Ferdowsi – Shahnameh • Nezami – Khamsa • Jami – Haft Awrang • Taj Mahal • Khusraw wa Shirin Romantic Legends: Layla wa Majnun Romantic Legends: Yusuf wa Zulaykha A World of Beauty The Afterlife • Mausolea • Cenotaphs • Tomb decoration, e.g. ceramics or textiles The Afterlife The Afterlife Ornamentation...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course CS 251 taught by Professor Hadimaktabi during the Fall '09 term at American University of Beirut.

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