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A Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office


Commissioned by the Indian government to prepare a descriptive catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts of the Library of India Office in London, Loth produced this reference work. A total of 1,050 manuscripts are covered in the catalogue. At the time of the composition of Loth’s work, only one of the items in the catalogue had even been the subject of an edition, indicating that the vast majority of items were unknown until the late 1870s.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-925-8
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Publication Date: Feb 13,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 332
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-925-8
$165.00

Commissioned by the Indian government to prepare a descriptive catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts of the Library of India Office in London, Loth produced this reference work. A total of 1,050 manuscripts are covered in the catalogue. At the time of the composition of Loth’s work only one of the items in the catalogue had even been the subject of an edition which means that the vast majority of the items were unknown until the late 1870s. The texts are divided according to category: Quran, tradition, law, principles of jurisprudence, prayers and charms, scholastic theology, philosophy, Sufism and ethics, biography and history, geography, cosmography, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, poetry, grammar, and dictionaries. For the researcher in Arabic manuscripts, this publication of an important collection should not be missed.

Otto Loth (1844-1881) was Professor Extraordinarius at the University of Leipzig.

Commissioned by the Indian government to prepare a descriptive catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts of the Library of India Office in London, Loth produced this reference work. A total of 1,050 manuscripts are covered in the catalogue. At the time of the composition of Loth’s work only one of the items in the catalogue had even been the subject of an edition which means that the vast majority of the items were unknown until the late 1870s. The texts are divided according to category: Quran, tradition, law, principles of jurisprudence, prayers and charms, scholastic theology, philosophy, Sufism and ethics, biography and history, geography, cosmography, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, poetry, grammar, and dictionaries. For the researcher in Arabic manuscripts, this publication of an important collection should not be missed.

Otto Loth (1844-1881) was Professor Extraordinarius at the University of Leipzig.

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  • PREFACE (page 5)
  • CONTENTS (page 7)
  • ADDENDA ET CORRIGENDA (page 8)
  • ARABIC MANUSCRIPTS (page 9)
  • THE KORAN (page 9)
  • KUFIC FRAGMENTS (page 9)
  • NASKH COPIES (page 10)
  • KORANIC SCIENCE (page 15)
  • TRADITION (page 34)
  • SCIENCE OF TRADITION (page 57)
  • LAW (page 59)
  • HANAFITES (page 59)
  • SHAFIITES (page 76)
  • SHIITES (page 79)
  • PRINCIPLES OF JURISPRUDENCE (page 81)
  • PRAYERS AND CHARMS (page 91)
  • SCHOLASTIC THEOLOGY (page 108)
  • PHILOSOPHY (page 138)
  • APPENDIX PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY MIXED (page 171)
  • SUFISM AND ETHICS (page 172)
  • BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY (page 207)
  • GEOGRAPHY AND COSMOGRAPHY (page 216)
  • MATHEMATICS AND ASTRONOMY (page 220)
  • MEDICINE (page 234)
  • POETRY AND ELEGANT PROSE (page 240)
  • PROSODY (page 252)
  • RHETORIC (page 252)
  • GRAMMAR (page 260)
  • DICTIONARIES (page 284)
  • ENCYCLOPEDIA (page 293)
  • MISCELLANIES (page 293)
  • KARSHUNIC (page 311)
  • INDEX TITLES OF WORKS (page 315)
  • AUTHORS NAMES (page 325)
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