The Codicology of Islamic Manuscripts

Proceedings of the second conference of Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, 4-5 December 1993 – English version

By Various ContributorsEdited by Yasin Dutton
SKU: 100119 Categories: , Date: 1995Language: EnglishEdition: 1ISBN: 9781873992159Format: PaperbackNo. of Volumes: 1No. of Pages: 155Weight: 0.305kg

Summary

This book presents the proceedings of the second conference of Al-Furqān on the Codicology of Islamic Manuscripts. The conference included papers on the art of mixing ink, the use of paper and parchment in Islamic manuscripts, the Arabic papyri and the characteristics of book binding during the Mamlūk period.
It also looked at the human aspects on studying the manuscripts, such as the ancient methods of authoring, the importance of the cover/title page in describing the manuscript as well as the phenomenon of the manuscripts with unknown authorship: the example of the manuscripts in the fields of geography and history.

Content

Foreword

Preface

PART ONE: THE PHYSICAL ASPECT

Arabic Papyri                  Geoffrey Khan

L’emploi du parchemin dans les manuscrits islamiques: quelques Remarque luminaires         François Déroche

Two New Sources on the Art of Mixing Ink               Ibrahim Chabbouh

The Use of Paper in Islamic Manuscripts as Documented Classical Persian Texts          Īraj Afshār

PART TWO: THE HUMAN ASPECT

Early Methods of Book Composition: al-Maqrīzī's Draft of the Kitāb al-khiṭaṭ         Ayman Fu'ād Sayyid

Problems of Attribution in Historical and Geographical Works                    Mohamed Bencherifa

The Human Element Between Text and Reader: the Ijāza in Arabic Manuscripts                   Jan Just Witkam

Mālikī Formularies and Legal Documents:  Changes in the Manuscript Culture of the ʿUdūl (Professional Witnesses) in Morocco         Léon Buskens

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Additional information

Weight 0.305 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 1 cm
Book Author

By Various Contributors

Edition

1

Format

Paperback

ISBN-13

9781873992159

Language

English

Legacy ID

100945

Pages

155

Publication Date

1995

No. of Volumes

1

Book Editor

Edited by Yasin Dutton

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