New Journal Issue: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts Volume 11 (2020): Issue 2 (Jul 2020)

The Journal of Islamic Manuscripts explores the crucial importance of the handwritten book in the Muslim world. It is concerned with the written transmission of knowledge, the numerous varieties of Islamic book culture and the materials and techniques of bookmaking, namely codicology. It also considers activities related to the care and management of Islamic manuscript collections, including cataloguing, conservation and digitization. It is the journal’s ambition to provide students and scholars, librarians and collectors – in short, everyone who is interested in Islamic manuscripts – with a professional journal and functional platform of their own.

The Journal of Islamic Manuscripts is published on behalf of the Islamic Manuscript Association Limited, an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscripts and supporting those who work with them. 

Table of Contents:

The Qurʾān Encrypted: A Unique Qurʾānic Manuscript in Cipher, by Arianna D’Ottone Rambach

La cryptographie dans les manuscrits de la collection Lmūhūb Ūlaḥbīb, by Djamel Eddine Mechehed

A Dynamic History: MS Sinai, Arabic 151 in the Hands of Scribes, Readers, and Restorers, by Vevian F. Zaki

See the complete issue here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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