Introductions to the History of the Book in Arabic Script

Afshar, Iraj. “Manuscripts in the Domains of the Persian Language,” in General Introduction to Persian Literature, ed. J. T. P. de Bruijn: 408-429.  History of Persian Literature 1. London: Tauris, 2009.

Afshar, Iraj. “Printing and Publishing,” in General Introduction to Persian Literature, ed. J. T. P. de Bruijn: 430-446.  History of Persian Literature 1. London: Tauris, 2009.

Albin, Michael. “The Islamic Book,” in A Companion to the History of the Book, eds. by Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose: 165-176.  Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2007.

Atiyeh, George N., ed. The Book in the Islamic World: The Written Word and Communication in the Middle East. Washington: Library of Congress, 1995.

Chartier, Robert, and Peter Stallybrass. “What Is a Book?” in The Cambridge
Companion to Textual Scholarship, eds. Neil Fraistadt and Julia Flanders: 188-204.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Déroche, François. Le livre manuscrit arabe: Préludes à une histoire. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2004.

Ghersetti, Antonella, and Alex Metcalfe, eds. “The Book in Fact and Fiction in Pre-Modern Arabic Literature.” Special issue, Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies 12 (2012).

Grohmann, Adolf, and Thomas W. Arnold. The Islamic Book: A Contribution to its Art and History from the VII-XVIII Century. Leipzig: Pegasus Press, 1929. Grohmann’s contribution was translated from the German by J. Allan.

Gruendler, Beatrice. Book Culture before Print: The Early History of Arabic Media. Occasional Papers of the Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic. Beirut: American University of Beirut, 2011.

Gruendler, Beatrice. “Pre-Modern Arabic Philologists: Poetry’s Friends or Foes?” Geschichte der Germanistik: Mitteilungen 39-40 (2011): 6-21.

Pedersen, Johannes. The Arabic Book. Tr. Geoffrey French. Ed. and introduced by Robert Hillenbrand. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.  Original: Den Arabiske bog. Copenhagen: Fischer, 1946.

Richard, Francis. Le livre persan. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2003.

Roper, Geoffrey. “The History of the Book in the Muslim World,” in The Oxford Companion to the Book, eds. Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen, 1: 321-339.  2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Roper, Geoffrey. “Printing Culture in the Islamic Context,” in Encyclopedia of Mediterranean Humanism, available at: http://www.encyclopedie-humanisme.com/?Arabic-printing (accessed 7 July 2014).

Roper, Geoffrey, ed. The History of the Book in the Middle East. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.  Reprint collection of book history articles.

 

Dagmar A. Riedel

Last updated, 15 July 2015

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