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Abu al-Saʻud's Qurʼanic Exegesis. Volume One
Shown here is the first volume of an unknown number of volumes comprising Irshād al-ʻaql al-salīm ilá mazāyá al-kitāb al-karīm (Guidance of the sound mind to the virtues of the noble book), more commonly known as “Abu al- Saʻud’s exegesis” of the Qurʼan. It contains the first 18 surahs of the Muslim holy book and their exegeses, starting with al-Fātiḥah (The opening) and ending with al-Kahf (The cave). Partially drawing on previous exegeses, such as those of al-Baydawi, al-Qurtubi, al-Wahidi, and al-Baghawi, Abu al-Saʻud’s work is known for ...
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Zemaitija Land Court Year Book for 1592
At the height of its power in the 15th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ruled over the territory of present-day Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine, and parts of Estonia, Moldova, Poland, and Russia. In the Union of Lublin of 1569, the Grand Duchy and the Kingdom of Poland merged to form the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The commonwealth had a highly developed legal and administrative system, based on local land courts that decided civil cases involving the gentry and castle courts that dealt with other local matters, including criminal cases. Courts ...
Codex of Huamantla
The context in which this codex was created is unknown, but its purpose clearly is to tell the story of the Otomi people of Huamantla. The center of the painting depicts the migration of a group of Otomi from Chiapan, in the present-day state of Mexico, to Huamantla, which is located in present-day Tlaxcala state. The migration, which took place in the Post-Classical period, was undertaken under the protection of the goddess Xochiquétzal and of Otontecuhtli, lord of the Otomi and of fire. The glosses contain the names of the ...
Book of Animals
The artist, engraver, xylographer, publisher, and entrepreneur Jost Amman (1539–91) was involved in a huge number of printing projects, several of them together with the Frankfurt-based publisher Sigmund Feyerabend. One such project was the Thierbuch (Book of animals). Printed for the first time in 1569, it comprises nearly 100 woodcuts executed by Amman, based on designs by the Augsburg painter Hans Bocksberger the Younger. The illustrations feature 70 different kinds of animals, including domestic animals (such as horse, ox, and pig), wild animals (such as bear, fox, and eagle ...
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