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Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts
Codices Arabici & Codices Arabici Additamenta
by Irmeli Perho, Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen
  • Essential reference to the Arabic manuscript holdings at the Royal Library, Copenhagen.

  • Detailed entries including transcriptions and illustrations enabling scholars to identify material.

The third work cataloging the Arabic material at the Royal Library, Copenhagen, describes 356 manuscripts including the latest acquisitions. 47 manuscripts are here described for the first time, whereas 309 manuscripts have been described in a Latin catalogue printed in 1851. In the new catalogue, the manuscripts are described in English and with much more detailed information than has previously been available.

The acquisition history of the collection reaches from the 17th century to the present day and the manuscripts reflect the interests of both scholars and book collectors. The oldest manuscripts are Qur’an fragments written on parchment in Kufi script, dating from the 9th century and the most recent manuscript is a collection of Sufi texts copied in 1905.

Published by NIAS Press, Series Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts, Xylographs, etc. in Danish Collections (COMDC) vol. 5.3
Published 2007, 3 vols totaling 1,592 pp., illustrated
ISBN 978 87 7694 012 6, hardback, £200.00