From the Mughal India blog post 'Akbar's most influential adviser'
Thesis2: Akbar was MOST active also becauseof his conquest and expansion.
Thesis5: Akbar because he was responsible for initiating Akbar-style design, which combined Persian, Indian, Byzantine, Turkish, and Islamic motifs.
a 15th century Italian parchment manuscript : Miniature of a lion, a leopard, a rabbit, and an elephant - (Tractatus de Herbis - Sloane 4016 f. 50) by peacay, via Flickr
Amulet, 11th century; Fatimid, Egypt Ink on paper H. 9 in. (23 cm), W. 3 1/4 in. (8.4 cm) Centuries before block printing was introduced in Europe, the technique was used in the Islamic world to produce miniature texts consisting of prayers, incantations, and Qur’anic verses that were kept in amulet boxes. The text on this amulet is in the angular kufic script. The six-pointed star, a familiar symbol in Islamic art, is usually called "Solomon's seal."
Boethius, De musica, 12th century -On the mathematical basis of music