Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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  • Reference
      GB ah100 fihrist
  • Dates of Creation
      7th century - ongoing
  • Language of Material
      Arabic Persian Turkish Syriac Swahili Urdu English Persian Old 600-400 BC Judeo-Persian Coptic Latin Hindi Malay Hebrew Chagatai
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Scope and Content

FIHRIST is a a free on-line catalogue for manuscript descriptions. The rich collections of manuscripts bear witness to the linguistic, religious and cultural diversity of what commonly features as the Islamic world.

The combined holdings of the contributing Libraries of the UK are of considerable intellectual and cultural significance. All participating libraries have been selectively collecting manuscripts from all subject areas, and of various geographical origins, dating from the 7th to the 19th century CE


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Conditions Governing Use

If a digital copy of a works exists on-line, a link is provided and maintained by the institution holding the manuscript. To request digital copies, or contact the institution directly, you may use the field Comment on this record at the bottom of every description.