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Author: L.W.C. van Lit

Ghazālī’s “The incoherence of the philosophers” spurred a counter-commentary by Ibn Rushd, as is well known. Up to ten texts from Ottoman scholars also purport to be commentaries on the Tahāfut, constituting a commentary tradition that has been neglected by scholars. The first two commentators, Khojazāda (d. 1488) and ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Ṭūsī (d. 1482), are not line-by-line exegetes of Ghazālī, but rather update the discussions that Ghazālī broached to the level of knowledge available to them. Khojazāda was favored by the Ottomans, but ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn’s content, methodology and argumentation style proves to be just as, if not more, interesting for us.

In: Oriens
Author: L.W.C. van Lit
Working with manuscripts has become a digital affair. But, are there downsides to digital photos? And how can you take advantage of the incredible computing power you have literally at your fingertips? Cornelis van Lit explains in detail what happens when manuscript studies meets digital humanities. In Among Digitized Manuscripts you will learn why it is important to include a note on the photo quality in your codicological description, how to draw, collect, and publish glyphs of paleographic interest, what standards (such as TEI and IIIF) to abide by when transcribing a text, how to write custom software for image recognition, and much more. The leading principle is that learning a little about computers will already be of great benefit.
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World
In: Among Digitized Manuscripts. Philology, Codicology, Paleography in a Digital World