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Arabic and Persian Manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: BMC-Arabic-Persian

Scope and Contents

The manuscripts listed here are part of the collection of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries. Most of the descriptions were created in the course of the Manuscripts of the Muslim World project, which includes digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, along with examples of Coptic, Samaritan, Syriac, Turkish, and Berber. The primary partners were Columbia University, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania with signifiant contributions from Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College. This project was funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Bryn Mawr's modest collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts ranges from the 19th through the 20th centuries CE. They were the gifts of various donors. Most are Qurʼāns or other devotional works.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 900 - 1900



22 manuscripts

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Related Materials

Digitized copies of these manuscripts can be found in OPenn, the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository, here:

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