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Books in Arabic Script
The chapter approaches the book in Arabic script as the indispensable means for the transmission of knowledge across Eurasia and Africa, within cultures and across cultural boundaries, since the seventh century ad. The state of research can be divided into manuscript and print studies, but there is not yet a history of the book in Arabic script that captures its plurilinear development for over fourteen hundred years. The chapter explores the conceptual and practical challenges that impede the integration of the book in Arabic script into book history at large and includes an extensive reference list that reflects its diversity.
The final published version was slightly updated, and includes seven illustrations of six Qurans from the holdings of Columbia University Libraries, four manuscripts and two printed versions. Moreover, the illustrations are images of historical artifacts which are in the public domain - despite Wiley's copyright claim.
- Riedel-Books-Arabic-Script-2d-Feb-16.pdf application/pdf 224 KB Download File
- Fig-4-Burke Arabic MS 3 fols.310b-311a.jpg image/jpeg 322 KB Download File
- Fig-5a-Burke Arabic MS 1 fol. 2a.jpg image/jpeg 1.2 MB Download File
- Books in Arabic Script captions figs. 1-6 2d-2016.pdf application/pdf 108 KB Download File
- Fig-3-Burke lithographed Quran.jpg image/jpeg 640 KB Download File
- Fig-2-RBML Smith or. 222.jpg image/jpeg 1.06 MB Download File
- Fig-1-Burke Arabic MS 5 new.jpg image/jpeg 304 KB Download File
- Fig-5b-Burke Arabic MS 1 finispiece.jpg image/jpeg 1.19 MB Download File
- Fluegel Quran 2d ed. 1841.jpg image/jpeg 463 KB Download File
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- A Companion to the History of the Book
- John Wiley & Sons
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- January 14, 2020
Article published in: A Companion to the History of the Book, edited by Jonathan Rose and Simon Eliot, 315–333. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2019.