Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts

Codices Arabici Arthur Christenseniani

by Irmeli Perho

350 pp., richly illustrated
COMDC series # 5.2
Available from NIAS Press worldwide

Hardback - 2003, Available
ISBN 978 87 91114 07 6, £100.00

This is a comprehensive listing of the holdings of the Royal Library, Copenhagen, on a series of Arabic manuscripts.
It is the second volume cataloguing the Islamic material of the Royal Library, Copenhagen, and describes 94 manuscripts and 3 lithographed prints acquired early last century. Most of these items date from the 19th century, with the oldest dated to 910 AH (1504 CE). The vast majority of the texts deal with Twelver Shi'i (Imami) law and legal theory. Arabic grammars and books on rhetoric also form major subject categories. Among the other items are a number of Sunni and Shi'i theological texts.

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