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Courtly Encounters

Translating Courtliness and Violence in Early Modern Eurasia

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674067059

Publication Date: 10/30/2012


336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

18 halftones, 3 maps

The Mary Flexner Lectures of Bryn Mawr College


  • List of Maps* and Illustrations**
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Courtly Insults
  • 2. Courtly Martyrdom
  • 3. Courtly Representations
  • Conclusion: Difficult Junctions
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps:
    • 1. The Deccan around 1565
    • 2. The battle of January 1565
    • 3. Aceh and the Malay world
  • ** Illustrations:
    • 1. Husain Nizam Shah observing court dancers (Ta‘rīf-i Husain Shāh)
    • 2. Husain Nizam Shah rides into battle (Ta‘rīf-i Husain Shāh)
    • 3. Rama Raya in the midst of battle (Ta‘rīf-i Husain Shāh)
    • 4. The killing of Rama Raya (Ta‘rīf-i Husain Shāh)
    • 5. Luís Monteiro Coutinho’s attack on a renegade castle in Solor
    • 6. A naval battle off Melaka
    • 7. Coutinho in combat with an Acehnese elephant
    • 8. Coutinho prepares to be martyred
    • 9. Willem Schellinks, “Hawking Party”
    • 10. Willem Schellinks, “A Turkish Sultan and His Court”
    • 11. Willem Schellinks, Mughal court scene with Shahjahan and his sons
    • 12. Detail of Aurangzeb on a composite camel
    • 13. Angelic musician on a composite camel
    • 14. Detail of Akbar and Jahangir in apotheosis
    • 15. Seventeenth-century Mughal painting of Akbar and Jahangir in apotheosis
    • 16. Detail of the “magician” figure
    • 17. Willem Schellinks, “Shahjahan Watching a Parade of His Sons on Composite Animals”
    • 18. Late seventeenth-century portrayal of the Mughal emperor Akbar

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