The Aga Khan Program at Harvard University publishes scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture. Established in 1983, Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, is a volume of essays on art and architectural history. Muqarnas 37 is the most recent volume, edited by Gülru Necipoğlu and Maria J. Metzler.
Textual primary sources for visual culture are featured in Supplements to Muqarnas. Fourteen of these volumes have now been published, the latest of which is Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4) (2 vols). The subject of this two-volume publication is an inventory of manuscripts in the book treasury of the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II from his royal librarian ʿAtufi in the year 908 (1502–3) and transcribed in a clean copy in 909 (1503–4). This unicum inventory preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Könyvtára Keleti Gyűjtemény, MS Török F. 59) records over 5,000 volumes, and more than 7,000 titles, on virtually every branch of human erudition at the time. Edited by Gülru Necipoğlu, Cemal Kafadar and Cornell H. Fleischer.
Both Muqarnas and Supplements to Muqarnas may be purchased through Brill.
The October 2020 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting Virtual Conference (October 5-17) was held virtually. However, Brill publishers would like to offer a closer look at some of the titles that they would have been displayed at the exhibit, including Muqarnas 37, Muqarnas 36, and Supplements to Muqarnas: Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library, (1502/3-1503/4). Click here to download the MESA booklist. There is a 50% conference discount on these books with discount code: 71293. The discount is valid until December 31 2020, only for individuals ordering directly through Brill. No further discounts or ordering channels apply. Use the discount code at checkout in the online webshop (brill.com). Or, alternatively, order books via firstname.lastname@example.org (the Americas) or email@example.com (outside the Americas) and mention the discount code.
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Aga Khan Program Editorial Office
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: Maria Metzler