What is it about?

Historical outline of the dates the Islamic manuscripts came to the Library and details of the people who collected or donated them.

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Why is it important?

There has been no detailed listing of this information previously and it adds useful background to the collection's history.

Perspectives

Working with this collection over a number of years I gained information and familiarity which could be useful to a wider audience.

Catherine Ansorge
University of Cambridge

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This page is a summary of: Cambridge University Library Islamic Manuscript Collection. Origins and Content, Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, January 2016, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/1878464x-00702001.
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