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پژوهشنامه تاریخ اسلام 2016, 1(24): 97-121 Back to browse issues page
Painted pictures of Gog and Magog in Eskandar-nameh and its conformity with Islamic narratives and historical reports: A case study of Naseri era
Mostafa Lal shateri , Ali Nazemian fard
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One of the themes contained in the Holy Qur’an is the story of Zulqarnayn and construction of a dam for the emancipation of surrounding people from Gog and Magog invasion.A nation that, throughout history, has come up with a wealth of myths and myths to artistic, literary and interpretive texts. By using descriptive-analytic method, this research seeks to answer the question that to what extent the images in lithographed books of Naseri era (1264-1313AH) (especially Khamseh Nizami in Eskandar-nameh section) are consistent with historical reports and Islamic narratives? The findings indicate that in the imaging of this era, Gog and Magog have been drawn in the form of humans different with other humans in terms of appearance, capabilities and impact in the universe. Such creatures are illustrated with images such as human-animal or humans with amazing appearance such as extremely ugly, scary and sometimes with a small or very large body and often behind a dam, which is largely consistent with descriptions of historical reports and Islamic narratives. In the meantime, some minor differences are observed in the texts (images) that can be largely considered due to subjective perceptions of painters about pretexts (including historical and narrative reports) and secondly due to the impact of dominant beliefs in the society and hermeneutic readings.
Keywords: Zulqarnayn, Gog and Magog, lithography, Naseri era, Eskandar-nameh of Khamseh Nizami
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/11 | Accepted: 2017/11/11


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lal shateri M, nazemian fard A. Painted pictures of Gog and Magog in Eskandar-nameh and its conformity with Islamic narratives and historical reports: A case study of Naseri era. پژوهشنامه تاریخ اسلام. 2016; 1 (24) :97-121
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