Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in Belgium is a union catalogue aiming is to present the Oriental manuscripts held by various Belgian public institutions (Royal Library, university and public libraries). These collections and their contents are largely unknown to scholars due to the lack of published catalogues. This first volume, consisting of a bi-lingual (English and Arabic) handlist, concerns the collection of the Université de Liège, which holds the largest number of Oriental manuscripts (c. 500). Each title is briefly described, identifying the author and offering basic material information. Most of the manuscripts described in this handlist originate from North Africa.
Frédéric Bauden, Ph.D. (1996), University of Liège (Belgium), is Professor of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies. He has published extensively on the Egyptian historian al-Maqrīzī (d. 1442). He is the editor of the
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All interested in manuscripts and literature understood in its broad sense of the Islamic world.