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Islamic manuscripts

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide details useful sources for the study of Islamic rare books and manuscripts. It focuses primarily on materials held at McGill, and projects realized by the Islamic Studies Library.

Articles about McGill's Islamic manuscripts

Gacek, Adam. (1989). Arabic Calligraphy and the 'Herbal' of al-Ghâfiqî: A Survey of Arabic Manuscripts at McGill University. Fontanus vol.II, 37-53.

Gacek, Adam. (1990). Early Qur'anic Fragments. Fontanus vol.III, 45-64.

Gacek, Adam. (1991). A Collection of Qur'anic Codices. Fontanus vol. IV, 35-53.

Gacek, Adam and Ali Yaycioglu (1998). Ottoman-Turkish Manuscripts in the Islamic Studies Library and Other Librarians of McGill University. Fontanus vol. X, 41-63.

Gacek, Adam. (1991). Arabic Manuscripts in the Libraries of McGill University : union catalogue. Fontanus Monograph Series I. (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z6605 A6G28)

Gacek, Adam. (1996). Arabic lithographed books in the Islamic Studies Library, McGill University: descriptive catalogue (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z3013 M465)

Gacek, Adam. (2005). Persian manuscripts in the libraries of McGill University: brief union catalogue. Montreal, McGill University Libraries (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z6605 P4 G28 2005)

Gacek, Adam. (2013). Strokes and hairlines : elegant writing and its place in Muslim book culture : an exhibition in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.

[Ivanow, Wladimir]. "List of Oriental manuscripts, lithographed, and printed medical books presented in 1927 by Dr. Casey A. Wood." Bibliotheca Osleriana. A catalogue of books illustrating the history of medicine and science collected, arranged and annotated by Sir William Osler, BT. and bequeathed to McGill University. Montreal and London, 1969: 701-703.

Ivanow, Wladimir, and Casey A. Wood. 1927. Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts.

Lowry, Glenn. "Persian_Manuscript_Leaves" (Unpublished. 1977)

Swanick, Sean. (2012). Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (1058-1111) : an exhibition held in the Humanities & Social Sciences Library, McGill University : August 15, 2011-March 31, 2012.

Swanick, Sean. 'Of making books there is no end: Islamic Manuscripts on the Web.' College & Research Libraries News, 72, no. 7 (2011): 416-419.

Treasures of Islam. Art and design in Islamic manuscripts (= Trésors de l'islam = Kunûz al-Islâm). CD-ROM. Montreal, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. McGill University, 1999.

Watson, William J. "The C.A. Wood collection of Oriental manuscripts." A dictionary catalogue of the Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology. Boston, 1966: 681-684.

-----. "Ibrahim Müteferrika and Turkish incunabula." Journal of the American Oriental Society, 88, no. 3 (1968): 435-441.


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