The Critical Edition of Manuscripts

Past, Present and Future

By Qasim Samarrai
SKU: 100998 Categories: , Date: 2013Language: ArabicEdition: 1ISBN: 9781905122479Format: PaperbackNo. of Volumes: 1No. of Pages: 72Weight: 0.088kg

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Summary

This lecture focuses in brief on the history of the critical editing of Islamic manuscripts, to include present and future research, with particular attention given to works conducted by orientalists. In this book the author highlights the skills of an editor involved in critically editing a manuscript. He also lists the most important characteristics required of a professional editor. The author explains the methodology used by orientalists in their criticism of Arabic texts. The methods used by scholars of Az’har in critically editing manuscripts are also presented. The book addresses a number of areas related to the field, such as the main problems faced by practitioners, how to work with a manuscript, and technical issues such as ‘when to bring out draft sections of a text when the corrected version is present’. The book emphasises the importance of ijāzāt (licences), samāʿāt (verified listening), tamalluk notes (noted ownership of the manuscript), waqf (endowments) and the knowledge of the terminology involved in critically editing. The author also discusses the historical relationship between the printing press and critical editing. This includes a look at how the widespread use of paper and the progress in printing affected book publication. The author also makes an acknowledgement of the substantial contribution of orientalists to the field in critically editing Arabic texts.

Content

تصدير: معالي الشيخ أحمد زكي يماني

مقدمة المؤلف

التحقيق النقدي للنصوص ومهارات المحقّق

أهم المواصفات التي يجب أن تتوفر في المحقّق الجيّد

كيف تعامل المستشرقون في نقدهم لنصوص المخطوطات العربية؟

علماء الأزهر وتحقيق النصوص

التعامل مع نسخة المؤلف

متى تحقق المسودة مع وجود نص مبيض منها

بعض المشكلات التي يواجهها المحقق

أهمية الإجازات والسماعات وتقييدات التملك والوقف في التحقيق

أهمية المصطلحات في عملية التحقيق

علاقة الطباعة التاريخية بالتحقيق

أثر انتشار الكاغد وتطور الطباعة في نشر الكتاب

التحقيق النقدي للنصوص العربية

المستشرقون والجهد الكبير في تحقيق النصوص العربية

تسطير الرقوق تاريخيًا

خاتمة

About the Author(s)

Professor Qasim al-Samarrai
• 1958: BA (Hon) in Arabic Literature and History from the Faculty of Education, University of Baghdad.
• 1965: PhD in comparative mysticism (Ascension in Mystical Writings) from the University of Cambridge, UK under the supervision of Prof A.J. Arbery. At the same time, he held the post of lecturer at the Department of Oriental Studies, Cambridge University, UK.
• 1966 – 1969: Assistant professor at the Faculty of Shari’ah and at the Faculty of Arts – Department of Philosophy of the University of Baghdad, as well as at al-Mustansiriyya University in Baghdad.
• 1970 – 1976: Held the post of lecturer of Arabic literature and Islamic History at the Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
• 1977 – 1980: Affiliated Professor to the Department of Islamic Studies, the Faculty of Theology of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
• 1980 – 1981: Held the post of Professor of Islamic Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Qâr Yunus, Banghâzi, Libya.
• 1981 – 1983: Held the post of Professor of Islamic Civilisation and Islamic Education in the Faculty of Arabic Studies and at the Research Center, both of the University of Muhammed bin Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• 1983 – 1986: Held the post of Professor of Arabic & Islamic Palaeography and Codicology in the Department of Libraries & Information at the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Muhammed bin Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
• 1987- 2003: Affiliated Professor to the Department of Studies of Comparative Religions, the Faculty of Theology of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Professor Al-Samarrai has published more than 60 books, the last of which is a critical edition of Al-Badr al-Safir by Al-Udfawi, in 3 vols. (together with Tariq Tatami); puplished by Al-Rabita al-Muhammadiyya lil-‘Ulama’, Rabat 2015.
He has supervised a few MA and PhD dissertations in Palaeography and Codicology in the Department of Libraries & Information at the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Muhammed bin Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Also, he has participated extensively in national and international congresses, as well as many training courses on handling and cataloguing Islamic Manuscripts, organised by Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation (such as the courses held in Istanbul, London, Kuala Lumpur, Cairo, Casablanca and Rabat), as well as in Jum’a al- Majid Center in Dubai, King Faisal Center for Islamic Studies in Riyadh, the King Fahd National Library in Riyadh, the Department of Libraries of King Saud University in Riyadh and King Abdul Aziz Library in Riyadh.

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Additional information

Weight 0.088 kg
Dimensions 20 × 14 × 0.5 cm
Edition

1

Format

Paperback

ISBN-13

9781905122479

Language

Arabic

Legacy ID

102755

Pages

72

Publication Date

2013

No. of Volumes

1

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