New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art. n.d. [c.1970]. Stock ID #31788
Map, profusely illustrated in black and white with 9 colour plates, xlii + 374pp, some fairly minor insect damage dustjacket, now protected, large quarto, a very nice copy of this interesting and highly detailed work. Situated on the great plateau of central Iran, Nishapur was for centuries an important political and cultural centre: a seat of governmental power in eastern Islam, a dwelling place for diverse ethnic and religious groups, a trading stop on commercial routes from Transoxiana and China, Iraq and Egypt. Nishapur's most significant period - the one covered in this book - extended from the ninth century to 1221, when, after repeated earthquake disasters and military occupations, the city was devastated by the Mongols. Much of the history of Nishapur is reflected in the most durable of her remains: the pottery that was either produced there or brought there from other centres, east or west. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 31788).
Price: $125.00 AU