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Contadini, Anna (2017) 'Patronage and the Idea of an Urban Bourgeoisie.' In: Necipoglu, Gülru and Flood, Finbarr Barry, (eds.), A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, Vol. 1. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 431-452.

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Abstract

From the reports of travelers and historians, people learn of the crafting of beautiful rock crystal and metalwork objects in the Cairo bazaar and, during the later Mamluk period, of beautiful gilded and enameled glass being produced in commercial areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Given the diverse subject matter of the manuscripts, people may speak of a patronage base allying the intelligentsia to the merchant class within a more broadly conceived bourgeoisie, one whose interests and aesthetic preferences, as compared with those of the court, might be productively investigated through such illustrated manuscripts. One of the frontispieces of a wonderful illustrated manuscript contains clearly Christian iconographical elements, and among the Christian community of Iraq and Syria, people encounter ample evidence for the patronage and production of metalwork, ceramics, and gilded and enameled glass as well as manuscripts.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History of Art and Archaeology
ISBN: 9781119068662
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119069218.ch17
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 11:42
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19895

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