Treasures of Herat: Two Timurid Khamsah of Nizami Manuscripts

by Barbara Brend

About the speaker:

Barbara Brend read French at Cambridge, and later took an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.  Has lectured for the British Museum and British Library. As an independent scholar, her principal research is into form and meaning in Persian and Mughal manuscript illustration. Books: Islamic Art (1991); The Emperor Akbar’s Khamsa of Niẓāmī (1995); Perspectives on Persian Painting:  illustrations to Amir Khusrau’s Khamsah (2003); Muhammad Juki’s Shahnamah of Firdausi (2010); with Charles Melville, Epic of the Persian Kings (2010), catalogue of an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Treasures of Herat: Two Timurid Khamsah of Nizami Manuscripts (2022).

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