Arts of the Book, Painting and Calligraphy

The painting and calligraphy in Iran, India and Eastern Central Asia were the most important arts of the book in the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.  The art of the illuminated manuscript was brought to perfection in this period and illustrations and calligraphy became important symbols of culture, religious adherence, and even dynastic legitimacy.

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  • Authors:
    O. Akimushkin, A. Okada and Liu Zhengyin
    16th to 18th century AD
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    History of Civilizations in Central Asia, Volume V

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