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Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a tiny Islamic prayer book from the collections of the University of Edinburgh.
This blog, as you’ll have noticed, focuses almost exclusively on western manuscripts. This reflects my own bias - the little I know about manuscripts is based on studying Christian art at university (some time ago). However there’s a whole world out there, and other manuscript traditions. This book was probably produced in what is modern day Syria or Iran. Lovely, isn’t it?
Image source: University of Edinburgh Or. MS. 172. Creative Commons licensed via Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinbugh Flickr account.

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a tiny Islamic prayer book from the collections of the University of Edinburgh.

This blog, as you’ll have noticed, focuses almost exclusively on western manuscripts. This reflects my own bias - the little I know about manuscripts is based on studying Christian art at university (some time ago). However there’s a whole world out there, and other manuscript traditions. This book was probably produced in what is modern day Syria or Iran. Lovely, isn’t it?

Image source: University of Edinburgh Or. MS. 172. Creative Commons licensed via Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinbugh Flickr account.

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