The Blue Manuscript

The Blue Manuscript

Book - 2008
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The Blue Manuscript is the ultimate prize for any collector of Islamic treasures. But does it still exist, and if so, can it be found? In search of answers to these questions, an assortment of archaeologists heads for a remote area of Egypt, where they work with local villagers to excavate a promising site. Interspersed with the testimony of the early medieval calligrapher who created the Manuscript, this narrative builds into a rich tapestry of love, hope, despair, greed, fear and betrayal, intensified at every turn by the uneasy relationship between Islam past and present, and between Islam and the West.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, c2008
ISBN: 9781844673087
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 17, 2017

Read it just for the use of language by a master writer. The author takes the reader on a path about people, cultures, Islamic art and does it just like the archaeologist works a new dig. Slowly and methodically--layer by layer.


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