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Jonathon E. Brockopp - Associate Professor of Religious Studies and History, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Islamic Calligraphy

Author: Sheila S. Blair

Book Description:

Most of my scholarly work on Islamic history has to do with thousand-year old manuscripts from the libraries of Egypt and North Africa. The caligraphy, paper and parchment from this period form tangible connections to the past, representative of both the scholarly world and also the crafts of writing and bookmaking. Professor Blair is one of the leading experts on Islamic art; she writes about her subjects with authority and a sensitivity to the rich cultures that produced these treasures.

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