Looking for Arabic manuscripts or word usage?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

How did early Muslims (and Christians) use various terms in Arabic? eg how did they use jihad? A great resource is The Arabic Papyrology Database. Run by the Universität Zürich, Orientalisches Seminar, this database is very useful, being fully searchable and well organised etc. It is amazing how many documents are available, but somehow tragic that so little work has been done on them! Very few have been studied or published.


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