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Medieval Damascus : plurality and diversity in an Arabic library : the Ashrafiya library catalogue

Author: Konrad Hirschler
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016.
Series: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the largest and earliest medieval library of the Middle East for which we have documentation - the Ashrafiya library in the very centre of Damascus - and edits its catalogue.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hirschler, Konrad.
Medieval Damascus.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)944013972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Konrad Hirschler
ISBN: 9781474408783 1474408788
OCLC Number: 946936543
Language Note: Includes text in Arabic.
Description: 1 online resource (525 pages, 54 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Responsibility: Konrad Hirschler.

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