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With this second volume, the Supplement to the original A History of Arabic Literature (gal) comes to a close. The inclusion of the added fourth book on modern literature and the Indices would have rendered the present volume way too voluminous, which is why they have been relegated to a third supplementary volume, which will also feature Addenda to the entire work at the end. To have them all together at the end seems to be the most convenient solution for the reader. These Addenda will be included in the Indices, as was also the case for the original work [in this English edition, the index will be a separate volume–Ed].

Here, I should like to thank all those colleagues who were kind enough to provide me with material to be included in these Addenda, notably Messrs. I. Kračkovsky, M. Krause, and H. Ritter. I thank my colleague Mr. Spies for letting me use a number of important works from the Breslauer Seminar.

I owe a big debt of gratitude to Messrs. L. Massignon and J. Deny for the kindness with which they let me have access to a number of works that were published in Cairo, from the rich holdings of the École des langues orientales vivantes in Paris during my (all too brief) stay there in April of this year. I feel especially indebted to the management of the Egyptian State Library in Cairo xviii for giving me a present of the catalogues of the Maktabat Qawala and Maktabat Makram published by them, as well as the Nashara bi-asmāʾ kutub al-musīqī wal-ghināʾ wa-muʾallifīhā al-maḥfūẓa bi-Dār al-kutub. And because the catalogue of the municipal library of Alexandria has in the meantime also become accessible to me, all the treasures of its collections can also be included in these Addenda.

Halle/S, November 1938.

C. Brockelmann

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