Modernizing the Assebmlies of Al Hariri
Science, arts, and literature reached their peak in the Abbasid era— known as the golden age of Islam. Due to the strong multicultural trades, massive advances in social, political, and cultural life started to blossom. Arabic literature, accordingly, flourished because of the numerous translation movements, caliphs’ continuous encouragement, and scholars’ intentions to innovate. This project sheds the light on the powerful bond between the golden age of Islam’s rich history and a genuinely brilliant masterpiece—Assemblies of Al Hariri. This takes place through studying the political, socioeconomic, and cultural life at the Abbasid age, and providing an adequate visual analysis for Assemblies of Al-Hariri’s original manuscript. The visual analysis examines how the Abbasids rightly used grid theories, carefully chosen their calligraphy, and wonderfully crafted illustrative miniatures. Al-Hariri’s masterpiece, whether literary or visual, is a great reflection of the golden Islamic age’s innovations, that all started by a revolution.
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Harfoush, Hossam, "Modernizing the Assebmlies of Al Hariri" (2019). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 158.
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