The Blue Koran. A Contribution to the Debate on Its Possible Origin and Date

@inproceedings{Rambach2017TheBK,
  title={The Blue Koran. A Contribution to the Debate on Its Possible Origin and Date},
  author={A. D. Rambach},
  year={2017}
}
This article reconsiders the origin, both geographical and cultural, of the Blue Koran and suggests a date and place for its production. Through a codicological comparison with a Western manuscript, the Bible of Danila, in which a deep blue parchment and dry-point ruling are employed, it seems possible to establish a link between this Latin precedent and the Blue Koran. A further comparison with a blue manuscript, in Syriac, on paper, provides a parallel for the use of a dyed/coloured writing… Expand

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