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Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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Date of creation
  • 2015   Gregorian
      
Place of origin
  • Budapest
Preferred title

Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences   English  

Work type Single work
Non-literary work Catalogue
Work manifested Monograph
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Summary

The Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences ‒ established in 1826 ‒ houses many small and still hidden collections. One of these, the most comprehensive Hungarian collection of Arabic manuscripts, is brought to light by the present catalogue. These codices are described for the first time in a detailed and systematic way. A substantial part of the manuscripts is either dated to or preserved from the 150 year period of Ottoman occupation in Hungary. The highlights of the collection are from the Mamluk era, and the manuscripts as a whole present a clear picture of the curriculum of Islamic education. The descriptions also give an overview of the many additional Turkish and Persian texts thereby adding to our knowledge about the history of these volumes.

Webography

Diamond   W 232213

Created at 08-07-2019 by Dalal Adib (IDEO)

Updated at 22-02-2020 by Mohamed Malchouch (IDEO)