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Répertoire des tissus indiens importés en France entre 1687 et 1769‎

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ISBN: 9782821881549 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherches et d'études sur le monde arabe et musulman - IREMAM
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Les textiles ont constitué l’essentiel du commerce des Compagnies des Indes au XVIIIe siècle. Différents types de sources autorisent une observation précise des cargaisons indiennes acheminées dans les ports du royaume de France pendant plus d’un siècle, et permettent d’énumérer des centaines de noms de textiles, parfois même d’en décrire pour chacun l’apparence, la taille, le prix. Souvent chiffrées, ces sources établissent des quantités et suggèrent des proportions. Arrivent certes en Fran...

Arabic Script on Christian Kings. Textile Inscriptions on Royal Garments from Norman Sicily

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Book Series: Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte ISBN: 9783110533873 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 275 DOI: 10.1515/9783110533873 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Isabelle Dolezalek is the recipient of the 2018 ICMA Annual Book Prize. Roger II’s famous mantle and other royal garments from twelfth- and thirteenth-century Sicily prominently display Arabic inscriptions. While the phenomenon is highly unusual in the context of Latin Christian kingship, the use of inscriptions as a textile ornament was common and imbued with political functions in the Islamic courts of the medieval Mediterranean. This case study of the inscribed garments from Norman Sicily draws attention to the diverse functions of Arabic textile inscriptions using various contextual frames. Such a contextual approach not only highlights the specificities of the Norman textile inscriptions and emphasises the practical and political choices underlying their use at the Sicilian court, it also pinpoints the flaws of universalising approaches to transcultural ornamental in circulation in the medieval Mediterranean. This new perspective on the royal garments from Norman Sicily draws from a variety of disciplines, including Islamic and European art history, the history of textiles, epigraphy, legal history and historiography, and aims to challenge established notions of cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

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