Arts of the Book and Painting

The arts of the book in Central Asia between the eighth and sixteenth centuries were centred around miniatures and calligraphy. The spread of new trends and styles is indicative of the lines of communication that connected much of Central Asia. Calligraphy became increasingly important after the conversion of many of these regions to Islam, and these art forms continued to be cultivated and developed in schools such as the school of Samarkand.

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  • Auteur(s):
    M. M. Ashrafi and P. Soucek
    8th to 16th century AD
    Langue de l'article:

    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume IV

    Afghanistan, China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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