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The front matter section of this book The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art presents table of contents, notes on the bibliography, transliteration, dating and illustrations, foreword and acknowledgements. The book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures.

Keywords: Islamic Art; Medieval East Christian

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