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Stefan Sperl

Stefan Sperl is senior lecturer in Arabic at the London School of Oriental and African Studies. He has published widely in the field of classical Arabic literature and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
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A fully illustrated, landmark study of Islamic calligraphy traced back to its deepest historical and cultural roots • Explores the sacred geometry of each letter form of the Arabic alphabet as attributed to renowned 10th-century scribe Ibn Muqla • Traces Ibn Muqla’s system to the cross-cultural encounter between Greek learning and the scientific, artistic, and philosophical pursuits of classical Islam • A richly illustrated, two-volume presentation of decades of research with...
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