Manuscripts of the Muslim World

Manuscripts of the Muslim World will include digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed. Together these holdings represent in great breadth the flourishing intellectual and cultural heritage of Muslim lands from 1000 to 1900, covering mathematics, astrology, history, law, literature, as well as the Qur'an and Hadith. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, along with examples of Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and Berber. The primary partners are Columbia University, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania with signifiant contributions from Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. This collection is funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

The documents on OPenn

Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Free Library of Philadelphia, Special Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Lawrence J. Schoenberg Manuscripts