Bernard Haykel is a historian of the Arabian Peninsula and a scholar of politics, Islamic law, and Islamist movements. He is professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University, where he is also the director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. He earned his DPhil in Oriental studies from the University of Oxford.
The most significant and by far largest collections of Zaydi manuscripts are housed by the many public and private libraries of Yemen, an endangered cultural heritage tradition, currently at risk due to the conflict and warfare in Yemen. The contributions brought together in this volume address a wide spectrum of aspects concerning Yemeni manuscript cultures, with some focusing on their history and present state within Yemen and others discussing the collections of manuscripts of Yemeni provenance in Europe and elsewhere.
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