Resources and Reads


Avrin, L. (1991). Scribes, Script & Books. Chicago: American Library Association.

François Déroche, Manuscripts of the Qur’an, in: Jane Dammen-McAuliffe (ed.), Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an. Volume 3. Leiden-Boston (Brill) 2003, pp. 254-275

Beit-Arié, The Oriental Arabic paper, in Gazette du Livre Médiéval 28 (printemps 1996), pp. 9-12

Akimushkin, ‘The sources of the “The Treatise on Calligraphers and Painters” by Qazi Ahmad Qumi’, in Manuscripta Orientalia 1/1 (1995), pp. 5-11

Ismail E. Erünsal, ‘The Ottoman Libraries and Ottoman Librarian Tradition’, in: Kemal Çiçek (ed.), The Great Ottoman-Turkish Civilisation. Volume 4 (Ankara, 2000), pp. 867-885.

Alain George, On the rise and meaning of Islamic calligraphy. in: Hadith al-Dar, No. 33, 2011, pp. 10-13 (English section)

Deroche, F. Islamic Codicology: An Introduction to the Study of Manuscripts in Islamic Script. Islamic Heritage Foundation 2006. Retrieved from:


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