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Islamic manuscripts uniquely mirror the civilization that produced them. The entire gamut of learning can be seen in these pages, from grammar, literature, and poetry to theology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and erotica. The Islamic manuscripts shows not only the beauty and variety of Islamic calligraphy, illuminations and painting, but also the extreme care various artisans took in penmanship, binding, and paper-making. These colorful illuminations and miniatures transcend time and place, providing a window into pre-twentieth century Islamic culture.