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Islamic manuscripts & rare books

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.

Additional resources

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources' alphabetical list of Open Access Islamic Manuscripts Collections.

Islamic Books: A Research Blog about Manuscripts, Printed Books, and Ephemera in Arabic Script by Dagmar A. Riedel at Columbia University.

The Islamic Manuscripts Association (TIMA) is an international not for profit organization based in the U.K. "dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with them." As such, TIMA provides a wide variety of online resources about manuscripts and their preservation, and most importantly offers yearly a workshop on codicology.

MELCom International, the European Association of Middle East Librarians' list of digitised manuscripts.

Miniature Painting, Calligraphy & Other Book Arts by András Riedlmayer at Harvard Library

Resources for the study of manuscripts produced in the Islamic world and the manuscript cultures they represent by Evyn Kropf at the University of Michigan

UCLA Manuscript Collections: Digital Collections, Catalogs, and Finding Aids (the University of California, Los Angeles)

MS RBD Persian 0010


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