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Title: An Arabic Letter (ca. AH 6th/12th CE c.) Concerning the Production of a Manuscript of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Šifā
Author(s): Liebrenz, BorisLook up in the Integrated Authority File of the German National Library
Issue Date: 2018
Extent: Online-Ressource (6 Seiten, 0,2 MB)
Type: Article
Language: English
Publisher: [Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt], [Halle, Saale]
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-1981185920-340904
Subjects: Columbia University; Butler Library; Arabic letters; Avicenna; Ibn Sīnā; manuscript production; patronage
Abstract: Among the unexplored documents at Columbia University’s Butler Library is an Arabic letter sent by a copyist to his patron informing the latter about the progress of work on a copy of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Šifāʾ. Datable to the 6th / 12th century, this document allows for a rare glimpse behind the curtain of manuscript production. This contribution consists of an edition and translation of the letter and seeks to provide the necessary context for its understanding.
Open Access: Open access publication
License: In CopyrightIn Copyright
Journal Title: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
Publisher: Brill
Publisher Place: Leiden
Volume: 9
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Page Start: 32
Page End: 38
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