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Bahāʼ al-Dīn al-‘Āmilī and the visual arts

Szántó, Iván (2015) Bahāʼ al-Dīn al-‘Āmilī and the visual arts. In: From Aṣl to Zā’id: Essays in Honour of Éva M. Jeremiás. Acta et Studia (13). Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, Piliscsaba, pp. 259-274. ISBN 978-615-5343-03-2

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Abstract

A scholar of distinction, Šaykh Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad al-‘Āmilī (Shaykh Bahāʼī, 1547–1621) belongs to those few Safavid intellectuals whose likeness, literary activity, and spiritual stature simultaneously found their way to and reflected by the visual arts already during their lifetime and continue to be immortalised by them until the present day. The list of such people is short: Mīr Dāmād and Mullā Ṣadrā, to name just two contemporaries, do appear in art somewhat later than their own lifetime, but their visualisation is limited, compared to Shaykh Bahāʼī whose presence in visual media is not confined to portraiture but manifests itself in as many as three distinct spheres.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > B1 Philosophy (General) / filozófia általában
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc / iszlám
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HN Social history and conditions. / társadalomtörténet
N Fine Arts / képzőművészet > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR / vizuális művészet általában
N Fine Arts / képzőművészet > NA Architecture / építészet
Depositing User: Dr. Iván Szántó
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 19:40
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 19:40
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/27343

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