Gifts of the Sultan

The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts
Author(s): 
Komaroff, Linda
ISBN: 
9780300171105
Date published: 
June 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
352

The giving of gifts both delights the recipient and pleases the giver. Practised in all societies, gift exchange has a history as long as humanity. This book investigates gift-giving and its impact on the development of art in the Islamic world. It provides a view of Islamic art and culture from the eighth through the nineteenth centuries.