Resources for the History of Islamic Books

This systematic bibliography is a work in progress that has its origin in the exploration of teaching projects on the history of the Islamic book in fall 2012.  Suggestions, comments, and corrections are most welcome!

I – Learning about Manuscripts

Introductions to the History of the Book in Arabic Script
Codicology Textbooks
Background Readings on Arabic and Islamic Studies in Europe
The History of the Manuscript Book in Europe
Quantitative Codicology
Bibliometrics and Visualization
Archival Sources
Editorial Theory
Libraries and Book Collecting
Digitization
Changes in Communication Technology

II – Describing Manuscripts

Terminology
Writing Surfaces
Handwriting and Paleography
Illumination and Illustration
Online Database of Seals in Arabic Script
Bookbinding
Conversion of Dates

III – Finding Manuscripts

Historical Bibliographical Reference Works in Arabic
Printed Bibliographies of Manuscripts and Printed Books in Arabic Script
Digital Databases of Manuscripts in Arabic Script
Authority Files, Metadata, and Structured Vocabulary

IV – Finding Research about Manuscripts

Bibliographies
Exhibition Catalogs
Journals

V – Rare Holdings in Arabic Script in the Columbia Libraries

Finding Aids
Publications

VI – Miscellanea

Resource Websites
Professional Organizations

 

Dagmar A. Riedel

Last updated, 19 July 2015

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