Arabic Manuscripts: A Vademecum for Readers

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BRILL, Jun 24, 2009 - Social Science - 338 pages
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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 my recently published The Arabic Manuscript Tradition (2001) and its Supplement (2008), this work constitutes an indispensible aid to students and researchers.
  

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Contents

Main Alphabetical Sequence AZ
1
Works Cited and Abbreviations
299
Nonspecific General Abbreviations Encountered in Arabic Manuscripts
313
Major Arabic Letterforms Based on Mamluk and Ottoman Texts on Calligraphy
318
Alphabetical Table of Quranic Suras
321
Bibliographic Guide
325
Describing the Manuscript
333
MuslimChristian Calendar
339
Major Historical Periods
340
Major Muslim Dynasties
341
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About the author (2009)

Adam Gacek, 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, as well as the recently published "The Arabic Manuscript Tradition: a Glossary of Technical Terms & Bibliography" (2001) and its "Supplement" (2008).