Printed Bibliographies of Manuscripts and Printed Books in Arabic Script

NB 1 – There is no short title catalog of books in Arabic script comparable, for example, to the Leuven Database of Ancient Books (LDAB), the English Short Title Catalog (ESTC) or the Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des 16. Jahrhunderts (VD 16).
NB 2 – Double-check AMIR (see Resource Websites) for updates, since new digital surrogates of printed books in Arabic script are continually posted on the internet, though often without bibliographical description and identifying metadata.

Balagna, Josée. L’imprimerie arabe en occident: XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Islam and Occident 2. Paris: Maisonneuve and Larose, 1984.

Chauvin, Victor Charles. Bibliographie des ouvrages arabes ou relatifs aux Arabes publiées dans l’Europe chrétienne de 1810 à 1885. 12 vols. Liége: Vaillant-Carmanne, 1892-1922.

Brockelmann, Carl. Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur: Grundwerk. 2 vols. Leipzig: Felber, 1898-1902.  Supplementband. 3 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1937-1942.

Graf, Georg. Geschichte der christlichen arabischen Literatur. 5 vols. Rome: Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, 1944-1953.

Hunwick, John O., and R. S. O’Fahey, eds. Arabic Literature of Africa. Handbuch der Orientalistik – 1. Abteilung: Der Nahe und Mittlere Osten 13. Vol. 1-. Leiden: Brill, 1993-

Khanbagi, Ramin. Islamic Manuscripts: A Bibliography. Nordhausen: Traugott Bautz, 2016.

King, David A. Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿilmiyyah al-maḥfūẓah bi’ Dār al-kutūb al-miṣriyyah. Cairo: al-Hayʾah al-miṣriyyah al-ʿāmmah li’ l-kitāb, 1986.

Marzolph, Ulrich. Narrative Illustration in Persian Lithographed Books. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Mushār, Khānbābā. Fihrist-i kitābhā-yi chāpī-i Fārsī. 3 vols. Tehran: Anjuman-i kitāb, 1958-1965.

Roper, Geoffrey, general editor. World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts. 5 vols. London: Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, 1991-1994.

Al-Saʿīd, Jīhān Maḥmūd. Al-Bibliyyūjrāfiyyā al-talīliyyah: Dirāsah fī awāʾil al-maʿāt al-ʿarabiyyah. Alexandria: Dār al-thaqāfah al-ʿilmiyyah, 2000.

Schnurrer, Christian Friedrich. Bibliotheca arabica. Halle an der Saale: Hendel, 1811.

Sezgin, Fuat. Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums bis ca. 430 H. Vols. 1-9. Leiden: Brill, 1967-1984. Vol. 10-. Frankfurt am Main: Fuat Sezgin, 2000-.

Storey, Charles A. Persian Literature: A Bio-Bibliographical Survey. Vol 1-. London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1927-.  Persidskaya literatura: Bio-bibliograficheskiĭ obzo, enlarged and tr. Yuri Bregel. 3 vols. Moscow: Nauka, 1972.  Poetry of the Pre-Mongol Period, ed. François de Blois. 2nd ed. London: Routledge-Curzon, 2004.

Thomas, David, Barbara Roggema, et al., eds. Christian Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History. Vol. 1-. Leiden: Brill, 2009-.

Treiger, Alexander. Bibliography of Arab Christianity; continually updated files are available for download at: https://dal.academia.edu/AlexanderTreiger/Bibliography-of-Arab-Christianity

Zenker, Julius Theodor. Bibliotheca orientalis: Manuel de bibliographie orientale. 2 vols. Leipzig: Engelmann, 1846-1861. Enlarged repr. 1 vol. Amsterdam: Oriental Press, 1966.

 

Dagmar A. Riedel

Last updated, 23 November 2016

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