Arabic manuscripts collection, ca. 677-1893

Collection Data

Description
Collection consists of manuscripts written in Arabic on paper and vellum ranging from the 7th century to the late 19th century. Items include versions of the Koran and the Bible with commentaries, religious treatises, prayers, and prayer books. Literary writings are poems, proverbs, sayings, traditions, and biographical accounts. Other works concern logic, metaphysics, philosophy, astronomy, astrology, magic, medicine, law, history, and science. Also, grammars and dictionaries, and miscellaneous items such as rings and seals.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 677 - 1893 (Approximate)
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 116
Topics
Arabic language
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Arabic literature
Qurʼan
Astrology, Arab
Astronomy, Arab
Philosophy, Arab
Bible
Genres
Manuscripts
Illuminations
Physical Description
Extent: 30 linear feet (ca. 200 v.)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14385881
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW96-A124
MSS Unit ID: 116
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29ba5830-c6bb-012f-6243-58d385a7bc34
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