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The arts of the book & the diffusion of Persian culture

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The arts of the book & the diffusion of Persian culture

Time: April 12, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, Melbourne, Australia
Street: 336-342 Swanston St
City/Town: Melbourne
Website or Map: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/eve…
Phone: 03 8664 7099
Event Type: free, public, lecture
Organized By: State Library of Victoria
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2012

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The arts of the book & the diffusion of Persian culture

Thursday 12 April 2012, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free
03 8664 7099 or  bookings@slv.vic.gov.au
RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium
336–342 Swanston Street, Melbourne
 
Presented by the State Library of Victoria

Manuscript books were one of the main vehicles for the expression of Persian high culture and its transmission to western and central Asia. The books’ content ranged from religion and science to history and poetry.

In this lecture Charles Melville, Professor of Persian History and Director of the Shahnama Project, University of Cambridge, UK, will focus on illustrated and richly illuminated manuscripts that address the themes of love and devotion.

This lecture is part of the Love and devotion: Persian cultural crossroads conference.

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Comment by Robert Heather on February 23, 2012 at 9:45

It should be recorded so that we will put it online evntually. Papers from the conference will also be published in 2013 in the Library's LaTrobe Journal

Comment by Leonard Seastone on February 22, 2012 at 19:22

I wish I could attend.

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