Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries

And The Problem of Carbon Dating Early Qurʾāns


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Qurʾān Quotations Preserved on Papyrus Documents, 7th-10th Centuries is the first book on the Qurʾān’s Sitz im Leben, i.e. on how the Qurʾān was quoted in Arabic original letters, legal deeds, and amulets. Qurʾān Quotations also serves as an in-depth exploration of the radiocarbon dating of documents and Qurʾānic manuscripts.

Contributors: Ursula Bsees; Tobias J. Jocham; Andreas Kaplony; Michael Josef Marx, Daniel Potthast; Leonora Sonego; Eva Mira Youssef-Grob.

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Andreas Kaplony, Ph.D. (1994), Habilitation (2001) is Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He has published widely on Arabic-Islamic history, including The Ḥaram of Jerusalem (2002), The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road (2008, ed. with Philippe Forêt), and Fünfundzwanzig arabische Dokumente aus dem Rotmeer-Hafen al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm (7./13. Jahrhundert) (2014).

Michael Marx (born 1971) studied Arabic, Islamic Studies, Semitic and General Linguistics in Berlin, Bonn, Paris and Teheran. Since 2007 he is director of the "Corpus Coranicum" project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
The Qurʾān’s Sitz im Leben: Preliminary Remarks on Methodology Figures Notes on Contributors
1 IntroductionMichael Josef Marx
2 Qurʾān Quotations in Arabic Papyrus Letters from the 7th to the 10th CenturiesDaniel Potthast
3 Qurʾān Quotations in Papyrus Legal DocumentsLeonora Sonego
4 Qurʾānic Quotations in Arabic Papyrus AmuletsUrsula Bsees
5 Radiocarbon (14C) Dating of Early Islamic Documents: Background and ProspectsEva Mira Youssef-Grob
6 Radiocarbon (14C) Dating of Qurʾān ManuscriptsMichael Josef Marx and Tobias J. Jocham
General Bibliography Index
All interested in the early history of the Qurʾān, in Arabic papyrus and parchments documents (letters, legal deeds, and amulets), in Qurʾānic manuscripts, as well as in radiocarbon dating.
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