Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers

Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers

by Adam Gacek
     
 

Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept and richly illustrated, the present vademecum deals with various aspects of Arabic manuscript studies. A companion volume to Gacek's The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.

Overview

Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept and richly illustrated, the present vademecum deals with various aspects of Arabic manuscript studies. A companion volume to Gacek's The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.

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More than merely an introductory handbook, this is a serious work that makes for entertainingly informative reading, with or without a manuscript at hand. Extensively cross-indexed and referenced (...). Recommended. Choice, February 2010

“…an indispensable research, library, and archival companion for students and researchers that are interested in bibliomancy, calligraphy, specifically Arabic, Qur’anic manuscripts, penmanship, bookbinding, papermaking, decoration, and the tools associated with all these crafts. Praise for this monumental effort is essentially superfluous and no library or centre which is concerned with the Islamic manuscript and book tradition should be without the set. Academics and researchers would also find the books as indispensable companions.”
Amidu Olalekan Sanni, JOAS, 2010

Arabic Manuscripts. A Vademecum for Readers met à portée de tous le résultat d’années de pratique en d’enseignement, et représente un apport considérable dans le domaine.“
Cécile Bonmariage in Le Muséon 124 (2011), 493-496.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004221444
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Gacek, former Head of the Islamic Studies Library and Faculty Lecturer in Arabic manuscript studies at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University (Montreal), is the author of many catalogues, articles and book chapters on Arabic and Persian manuscripts and printed rare books.

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