The Literature and Book Arts Collections includes illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, ranging from individual leaves to full books, spanning the twelfth through the nineteenth centuries. The collections include some 20,000 items ranging from a 4,000-year-old Sumerian clay tablet to contemporary artists’ books. Costume and botanical books, natural histories, travel accounts, miniature books, illuminated manuscript leaves, and significant early works on photography distinguish the collection.
Submissions from 2008
Bernard's Sermonic Performance of the Song of Songs, Michael Mols
Emotional Healing in the Medicine of the Prophet, Nyssa Rhiannon Hanger
Faculty Thanks and Introduction of Moderators, Jane Pinzino
Kufic Korans: The Art of Calligraphy in Islamic Manuscripts, Emily Neumeier
Medieval Manuscripts and Medieval Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Thomas E. Burman
The Ascendancy and Authority of the Tafsir Genre, W. Richard Oakes