Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers

Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers

by Adam Gacek
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004170367

ISBN-13: 9789004170360

Pub. Date: 06/24/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept, the present handbook has been conceived, for convenience sake and quick reference, as an aid to students and researchers who are often puzzled or even sometimes intimidated by the ‘mysterious’ world of Arabic manuscripts and the technical language that goes with it. A companion volume to the recently

Overview

Arranged alphabetically by subject and/or concept, the present handbook has been conceived, for convenience sake and quick reference, as an aid to students and researchers who are often puzzled or even sometimes intimidated by the ‘mysterious’ world of Arabic manuscripts and the technical language that goes with it. A companion volume to the recently published The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), the vademecum comprises some 200 entries of varying lengths dealing with almost all aspects of Arabic manuscript studies (codicology and palaeography). It is richly illustrated with specimens from manuscripts and expertly executed drawings. The main sequence is followed by a number of appendices covering abbreviations, letterforms, sūrah-headings, major reference works and a guide to the description of manuscripts, as well as charts of major historical periods and dynasties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004170360
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/2009
Series:
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East Series, #98
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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