Copyright © 2012 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Contributing authors: Elena Chardakliyska, Claire Moore, and Kendra Weisbin
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Maps by Anandaroop Roy
Family guide design by Natasha Mileshina
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Web images prepared by Lucy Redoglia
Photographs of works in the Museum's collections are by the Photograph Studio of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For all other images: Figs. 3–6, 21–24, 31 Walter B. Denny; figs. 11–14 calligraphy by Ahmed Fares Rizq and Abdul Rahman Mahmoud; fig. 15 Nicky Davidov photography, Israel Antiquities Authority; figs. 16, 18, 32, 54 Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair; fig. 19 © George V. Kelvin; figs. 25, 27 akg-images/Gerard Degeorge; fig. 26 courtesy of the American Numismatic Society; figs. 36–40 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; fig. 43 Art & Architecture Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; figs. 45, 47 Jon Thompson, after an image in the Prokhudin-Gorskii Collection, Library of Congress; fig. 53 Scala/Art Resource, NY; fig. 55 bpk, Berlin/Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Stiftung Preussicher Kulturbesitz/Ruth Schacht/Art Resource, NY; fig. 56 Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY
English translations of the Qur'an included in this publication are from Arthur J. Arberry's The Koran Interpreted (New York, 1966).