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Furûsiyya - The Art of Chivalry between East and West

Furûsiyya & Chilvary - Publisher Snoeck / Louvre Abu Dhabi - 208 pages - Text in English - Published in 2020

Furusiyya in the East meets Chivalry in the West. Discover how these distict practices of combat and knightly values led to a specific culture in the Islamic East and the largely Christian West.

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Model 9789461615954
Artist Furûsiyya & Chilvary
Publisher Snoeck / Louvre Abu Dhabi
Number of pages 208
Language English
Dimensions 285 x 240
Technique(s) 300 illustrations
Published 2020
Museum Louvre Abu Dhabi

Catalog of the Furûsiyya exhibition. The art of chivalry between East and West, presented at the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi (July 1st - October 18, 2020).

This unique exhibition explores the ancient roots of chivalry as wall as the role of a knight in combat and the different chivalric codes that developed around the world, from Iraq and Syria in the East, to France and Spain in the West.

Through over 130 rare artworks fro the 10th to the beginning of the 16th centuries, including spectacular arms, armour, and rare manuscripts, discover how some of these practices and the knoghtly spirit became a past time, and how some of them continue around the world to this day.

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