Tag Archives: Iran

Poetry and Families

Preliminary reflections on the Divan of Muhammad Kujuji (788/1386)      [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 16, September 2016]

By Christoph WERNER

Placing poetry and families side by side evokes the idea of kin groups of writers, poets and literary artists whether brothers, sisters or other close relatives: in modern European literature the Brontë sisters or the Mann family easily come to mind. With regard to Continue reading Poetry and Families

A Family of Calligraphers in Turkmen Architecture

The case of Kamâl al-din b. Shihâb al-Kâteb al-Yazdi*           [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 15, August 2016]

By Sandra AUBE

Signatures of craftsmen are very limited in Medieval Iranian architecture. About twenty emerged from Qarâ Qoyunlu (782-873/1380-1468) and Âq Qoyunlu (780-914/1378-1508) architecture; most of them are related to calligraphers (see Continue reading A Family of Calligraphers in Turkmen Architecture

Pouvoir et lignage féminin

Mariages royaux dans le monde turco-persan au seuil du XVe siècle*         [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 14, July 2016]

par Michele BERNARDINI

À partir du XIVe siècle, l’époque post-mongole apparaît comme particulièrement intéressante pour sa conception du maintien du pouvoir politique dans l’Orient musulman : la question fondamentale étant ici la nécessité d’affirmer une légitimité crédible Continue reading Pouvoir et lignage féminin

Transmission of Architectural Models in Iran

A note on the “Topkapi Scroll” in Qarâ Qoyunlu and Âq Qoyunlu Ceramic Tile Panels [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 12, May 2016]

by Sandra AUBE (Mapping by Emmanuel GIRAUDET)

Iranian monuments from Qarâ Qoyunlu (782-873/1380-1468) and Âq Qoyunlu (780-914/1378-1508) dynasties are still covered with fine and intricate ceramic tile panels (Aube 2016 [A]). Architectural drawings were used to determine a compositional pattern. Such Continue reading Transmission of Architectural Models in Iran

Calligrapher Families of Tabriz

Calligrapher Families of Tabriz (8th/14th–10th/16th centuries) [DYNTRAN WORKING PAPER 9, February 2016]


Calligraphers enjoyed enormous prestige in the medieval and early modern Middle East. In Iran and adjacent lands where Persian flourished artistic traditions of writing the language matured between the 8th/14th and 10th/16th centuries Continue reading Calligrapher Families of Tabriz