نوع مقاله : مقاله علمی پژوهشی
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عنوان مقاله [English]
By examining several important 16th-century albums, this article is to address the practice of writing prologues and the history of the art of making albums.
One of these prologues is the one prefixed to the Sepahsalar Library album, known as the Shah Mozahheb moraqqa’, which resembles the text of the forewords in several other albums.
The article attempts to demonstrate the historical origins of the text of this prologue. Based on the introduction to Shah Mozahheb’s moraqqa’, which isanother versionofthe prologue written by Mir Mohammad-Baqer, son of Mir Ali Heravi, and other documents, the study of the developments in the writing of introductory notes to albums, suggests this hypothesis that the repetition of forewords in other albums, has been due to their fine calligraphy, appropriate prose style or their attribution to a great artist. This has made the identification of the original text of such prologues impossible because the pages of many of those albums and the prologue have got disarranged and new or similar introductions have been added.