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Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Introduction to Codicology
23/04/2021 11:00am - 24/04/2021 3:00pm
AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
This online course (2 days) aims to introduce Arabic manuscripts from a codicological and textual point of view. The first day will provide an overview of the field of codicology and it role in the manuscript field in general and in identifying the key features of the manuscript in particular. The second session will be dedicated to writing supports, the structure of quires, ruling and page layout, bookbinding, ornamentation, tools and materials used in bookmaking, and the palaeography of book hands.