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Research Topics : Arabic Paper Research

Paper and Book production in the Muslim world

“The composing of books is more effective than building in recording the accomplishments of the passing ages and centuries. For there is no doubt that construction eventually perishes, and its traces disappear, while books handed from one generation to another, and from nation to nation, remain ever renewed. … Were it not for the wisdom garnered in books most of the learning would have been lost. The power of forgetfulness would have triumphed over the power of memory.” Jahiz (d.255/869) “Praise of Books


Book Production:

General Information on Muslim Paper:

General References on Paper: These texts provide specific information on paper and its production:

Specialized References: These texts provide specific information on paper in the Muslim world :

Arabic Paleography:

Manuscript Samples: