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Manuscript Research: General, Catalogs, and Manuscripts

A listing of Important catalogs of Arabic /Islamic Manuscripts:


General References:

General Information on manuscript and research:

On Manuscripts:

Franz Rosenthal


Specific Catalogs:

Note some libraries (research of course!) have as much as 137 different catalogs. Firestone library in Princeton University has a room full of them in graduate Near East study room. (B Level).  University of Michigan CMENA has a list as well (PDF).  A general online rule if the catalog is UM and is out of copyright there is a good chance you can find it on google books. Here is a sample listing in no particular order of importance:

Manuscript Samples: