کتابشناسی مخطوطات اسلامی

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فهرست زیر منابعی منتخب در مورد مخطوطات اسلامی به طور خاص مخطوطات قرآنی به پیشنهاد دانشگاه براون است.

_______. The Holy Quran in Manuscript: A selection of fine and rare holy Quran leaves and manuscripts exhibited by the National Commercial Bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jeddah: National Commercial Bank, 1991.

Abbot, Nabia. The rise of the North Arabic script and its Kur’anic development, with a full description of the Kur’an manuscripts in the Oriental Institute. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1939.

Baker, Colin F. Quran Manuscripts: Calligraphy, illumination, design. London: British Museum, 2007.

Blair, Sheila. Islamic Calligraphy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Bloom, Jonathan M. Paper Before print; the History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Coulmas, Florian. The Writing Systems of the World. New York: Basil Blackwell Inc., 1989.

Derman, M. Ugur. Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
Ottoman calligraphy of a somewhat later period that what is in the Minassian collection, but, some excellent photos of the various tools involved in calligraphy beyond just the standard photos of a reed pen or two, and great diagrams showing the geometric breakdown of different decorative works of calligraphy that have a more complex aesthetic arrangement. Also a diagram of the genealogy of ottoman calligraphers and their corresponding works in this catalog.

Deroche, Francois. The Abbasid Tradition: Qur’ans of the 8th to the 10th Centuries AD. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
An essential reference and systematic discussion of early script styles. Contains high quality images and extensive descriptions of many works in the private collection of Nasser D. Khalili.

Gacek, Adam. The Arabic Manuscript Tradition: a Glossary of Technical Terms and Bigliograhy- Supplement. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2008.
Provides a really great list of relevant authors and recently published titles, including works already referenced in this research (Bloom & Deroche), among others. Also a useful and interesting glossary of terms related to Arabic script, calligraphy, and manuscripts, both in Arabic, English, and Roman transliterations.

Greundler, Beatrice. The Development of the Arabic Scripts. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993.
A somewhat less organized attempt at a classification system akin to Deroche’s. It does, however, cover the evolution of every letter, rather than the few most distinctive that Deroche references.

James, David. After Timur: Qur’ans of the 15th and 16th Centuries. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Contains high quality images and extensive descriptions of many works in the private collection of Nasser D. Khalili.

James, David. The master scribes : Qurans of the 10th to 14th centuries AD. New York: Nour Foundation, 1992.
Contains high quality images and extensive descriptions of many works in the private collection of Nasser D. Khalili.

Khatibi, Abdelkebir and Mohammed Sijelmassi. The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc., 1994.
A really excellent text which addresses everything from the origins of Arabic calligraphy to specific proportional guidelines, architectural context, and contemporary paintings. Accompanied by beautiful color plates and large scale illustrations.

Moginet, Stefan F. Writing Arabic: from Script to Type. New York: the American University in Cairo Press, 2009.
Basic history of evolution of scripts, less about aesthetic/decorative aspects, more about “the principal function of writing itself… a vital means for communicating and transmitting knowledge” (5). Great timeline of evolution of various scripts, and interesting overview of the adaptation of western printing to suit the Arabic alphabet. The idea of writing being a form of “artificial memory” (9).

Rice, Frank A. The Classical Arabic Writing System. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1959.
An introductory grammar and script booklet.

Roxburgh, David J. Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.
Mostly a catalog from a show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Focuses pretty heavily on the aesthetics of the pieces and different script styles.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Calligraphy and Islamic Culture. New York: New York University Press, 1984.
More in depth imaginings about the life of the calligrapher, particularly the pupil.

Safadi, Yasin Hamid. Islamic Calligraphy. London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1978.
Good example of the incredibly wide application of calligraphy as ornamentation, in everything from ceramics and textiles to architecture.

Safwat, Nabil F. The Art of the Pen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Senner, Wayne M., ed. The Origins of Writing. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

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