Historical Bibliographical Reference Works in Arabic

NB  – For an introduction to work lists and book inventories from Late Antiquity and medieval Christian Europe, see: Mary A. Rouse and Richard Rouse, “Bibliography before Print: The Medieval De Viris Illustribus,” in Authentic Witnesses: Approaches to Medieval Texts and Manuscripts, eds. M. A. Rouse and R. Rouse, Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame University Press, 1991: 469-494; first published in The Role of the Book in Medieval Culture, ed. Peter Ganz, Bibliologia 3, Turnhout: Brepols, 1986: 133-154.

Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Muṣṭafā b. ʿAbd Allāh .  See Katib Ҫelebi.

Ibn al-Nadīm, Muḥammad b. Isḥāq.  See al-Nadīm.

Katib Ҫelebi. Kashf al-ẓunūn ʿan asāmī al-kutub wa’l-funūn. Ed. and tr. into Latin by Gustav Flügel. 7 vols. London: Oriental Translation Fund, 1835-1858.  Eds. Şerefettin Yaltkaya and Kilisli Rifat Bilge. 2 vols. Istanbul: Maarif, 1941-1943.

Al-Nadīm. Kitāb al-fihrist. Eds. Gustav Flügel, August Müller, and Johannes Roediger. 2 vols. Leipzig: Vogel, 1871-1872.  Ed. Muḥammad Riżā Tajaddud. Tehran: Amīr Kabīr, 1971.  Ed. Ayman Fuʾād Sayyid. 2 vols. in 4. London: Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation,  2009. Facsimile edition.  Eng. tr. by Bayard Dodge. 2 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1970.

Sarkīs, Yūsuf Ilyān. Muʿjam al-maṭbūʿāt al-ʿarabiyyah wa’l-muʿarrabah. Cairo: Sarkīs, 1928-1931.  Published in fascicles.

Ṭāshkubrāzādah, Aḥmad b. Muṣṭafā.  See Taşköprüzade.

Taşköprüzade. Kitāb miftāḥ al-saʿādah wa-miṣbāḥ al-siyādah fī mawḍūʿāt al-ʿulūm. Ed. Sharaf al-Dīn Aḥmad. 3 vols. 2d ed. Hyderabad, India: Dāʾirat al-maʿārif al-ʿuthmāniyyah, 1397/1977.  This version has an additional fourth volume with detailed indices.


Dagmar A. Riedel

Last updated, 23 May 2019

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