Middle Eastern manuscripts in Special Collections
Special Collections owns over 50 manuscripts in Arabic and Persian, including this 18th century Koran. This group of manuscripts range in date from the 13th to early 20th centuries and contain diverse texts, including the hadith, Islamic prayer books, Diwan poetry, and medical, juridical, religious, and historical treatises. Special Collections also owns two Coptic Christian liturgical manuscripts written in Arabic.
These manuscripts can be found through the library catalog by searching Special Collections holdings. In the catalog, limit the search to Special Collections and perform a genre search using the keywords “manuscripts, arabic” or “manuscripts, persian.”