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Islamic Manuscript Studies

Resources for the study of manuscripts produced in the Islamic world and the manuscript cultures they represent.


Detail from illustration depicting Laylá and Qays (Majnūn) at school, p.27 in Isl. Ms. 417, a late 16th cent. copy of Fuzulî’s Leylâ ve Mecnun (Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan).

This guide offers resources for the study of the manuscripts and manuscript cultures of the Islamic world. 

Feel free to be in touch with any requests for research assistance or suggestions for additions to the resources listed on these pages.


Islamic Manuscripts Collection (University of Michigan)

"From Eye to XRF: Material Investigation of the Islamic Manuscript Heritage"

A resource guide for the talk, "From Eye to XRF: Material Investigation of the IslamicManuscript Heritage" given at OCIS on 5th February 2014 as part of the 'Introducing Islamic Manuscripts' seminar series, is available for download here.