15 février 2019

From the Tower of Babel to Brexit, Bodleian Libraries exhibition explores the power of translation

Tower of Babel,  from the book Turris Babel (Tower of Babel, 1679), written by German Jesuit scholar and polymath Athanasius Kircher, with illustrations engraved by C. Decker, a German craftsman. © Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford OXFORD.- Babel: Adventures in Translation, a new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, explores the power of translation from the ancient myth of the Tower of Babel to the challenges of modern-day multicultural Britain in light of Brexit. Featuring a stunning range of... [Lire la suite]

17 décembre 2013

'Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq' at The Courtauld Gallery, London

Bag, Mosul, northern Iraq, 1300-1330. Brass, inlaid with gold and silver. Height: 15.2 cm; width: 22 cm; depth: 13.5 cm © The Courtauld Gallery, London This exhibition explores one of the most rare and beautiful objects in the collection of The Courtauld Gallery: a brass bag inlaid with gold and silver, made in Northern Iraq around 1300. Decorated with a courtly scene showing a couple surrounded by their retinue of courtiers as well as musicians, hunters and revellers, it ranks as one of the finest pieces of... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2012

Qur’an with Interlinear Persian Translation. India, early 16th century.

Qur’an with Interlinear Persian Translation. India, early 16th century. BL Add. MS 5551, ff. 135v–136. © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Mamluk Qur’an. Egypt, 14th century

Mamluk Qur’an. Egypt, 14th century. Chapter 7, al-A‘raf (The Heights), verses 88–89 BL Or. MS 848, ff. 1v–2.  © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century

Qur’an, Granada, Spain, 13th century. Part 39 of a Qur’an in 60 parts. Chapter 27, al-Naml (The Ant), verse 92 to Chapter 28, al-Qasas (The Narrative), verse 3 BL Or. MS 12523C, ff. 14v–15.  © The British Library Board
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17 juillet 2012

Chinese Qur’an, 17th century

Chinese Qur’an, 17th century. Part six of a set originally in 30 volumes. BL Or. MS 15256/1, ff. 55v–56. © The British Library Board
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