From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World (Islamic History and Civilization, Studies and Texts, Volume 112)

From Bāwīṭ to Marw: Documents from the Medieval Muslim World (Islamic History and Civilization, Studies and Texts, Volume 112)


The dry weather of Egypt has preserved approximately 130,000 Arabic records, totally on papyrus and paper, overlaying the interval from the 640s to 1517. in past times, historic learn has more often than not trusted literary resources; but, as in research of the background of the traditional international and medieval Europe, utilizing unique files will appreciably problem what literary resources let us know concerning the Islamic world.

The renaissance of Arabic papyrology has turn into visible by means of the founding of the overseas Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) on the Cairo convention (2002), and via its next meetings in Granada (2004), Alexandria (2006), Vienna (2009), and Tunis (2012). This quantity collects papers given on the Vienna convention (2009) of the overseas Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP), together with versions of formerly unpublished Coptic and Arabic records, and ancient and linguistic stories in accordance with documentary proof from Early Islamic Egypt. capability readers comprise everybody drawn to the documentary facts of the Islamic international, Arabic and Coptic papyrology, monasticism, agriculture of the Nile Valley, Early Islamic management, and Arabic astronomy.

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