Ibadi Manuscripts in Naples| المخطوطات الإباضية في نابولي

I am delighted to announce that I have now posted an inventory and catalog of the Ibadi manuscripts held at the Special Collections Library of the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale in Naples, Italy. The catalog includes appendices of watermarks with images, former owners, and copyists. The full version is available in PDF format … Continue reading Ibadi Manuscripts in Naples| المخطوطات الإباضية في نابولي

Announcing a new manuscript conservation effort in Djerba, Tunisia: the El Bessi Library Project | إعلان بمشروع جديد للحفظ على المخطوطات في جزيرة جربة: مشروع مكتبة جامع الباسي

It is my pleasure to announce that the Endangered Archives Programme (supported by the British Library and Arcadia) has awarded a pilot project grant for the preservation and digitization of the El Basi Mosque manuscript library in Djerba, Tunisia. In cooperation with the Association pour l'animation culturelle à Djerba (Centre Culturel et Touristique Méditerranéen de … Continue reading Announcing a new manuscript conservation effort in Djerba, Tunisia: the El Bessi Library Project | إعلان بمشروع جديد للحفظ على المخطوطات في جزيرة جربة: مشروع مكتبة جامع الباسي

An Ibadi Bookstore in Tunis | مكتبة إباضية في تونس

While visiting Tunis this month I stopped by to see my friend Mohamed Bennani, owner of what is for me one of the most eclectic and fascinating book and ephemera collections in Tunisia (the "Beit el Bennani" library). I told him about a growing interest of mine in Ibadi library history and we began talking … Continue reading An Ibadi Bookstore in Tunis | مكتبة إباضية في تونس

An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 3/3)| مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (٣/٣)

   The Private Manuscript Library of Adolphe Motylinski   The previous two posts discussed the provenance of a manuscript copy of the Kitāb ṭabaqāt al-mashāyikh at Columbia University's RBML in New York. The manuscript belonged to the collection of French orientalist and military interpreter Adolphe de C. Motylinski (1854-1907), who collected manuscripts while working in … Continue reading An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 3/3)| مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (٣/٣)

An Ibāḍī Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 2!) | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (المتابعة)

This is the entry from the Columbia University Library acquisition catalog for the manuscripts acquired for the library from [Paul] Geuthner, which arrived at the library on 8/31/[19]08 and were purchased for 70.00USD Last month, I wrote a short entry on an Ibadi manuscript at the Columbia University Special Collections and Rare Books Library, which … Continue reading An Ibāḍī Manuscript at Columbia University (Part 2!) | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا (المتابعة)

مؤتمر دولي حول الدراسات الإباضية في توكيو | International Conference on Ibadi Studies in Tokyo (May 20-23)-

Just a quick announcement that the 8th(!) International Conference on Ibadi Studies will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 20-23 May 2017. For a program and more information, see the conference website here. ملاحظة سريعة لإعلان بالمؤتمر الدولي الثامن(!) حول الدراسات الإباضية الذي سيكون في مدينة توكيو من ٢٠-٢٣ ماي ٢٠١٧. للبرنامج ومعلومات إضافية، انظروا … Continue reading مؤتمر دولي حول الدراسات الإباضية في توكيو | International Conference on Ibadi Studies in Tokyo (May 20-23)-

An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا

In February of this year, I received an e-mail from my friend Evyn Kropf (the amazing Curator of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection and Near Eastern Studies Librarian at the University of Michigan) about an Ibadi manuscript in an unexpected place: the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library (RBML) at Columbia University.   X893.7 Ab92, Rare Book … Continue reading An Ibadi Manuscript at Columbia University | مخطوط إباضي في جامعة كولومبيا

Ibadis in Midrarid Sijilmasa |الإباضية في مدينة سجلماسة المدرارية

Midrarid-era ceramic from Sijilmasa (Messier & Fili, 2011, 132) In 2010, I published an article on the history of the Midrarid dynasty that ruled the city of Sijilmasa in what is today southern Morocco from the mid-8th through the 10th centuries [1]. I have been revisiting the history of this dynasty for a forthcoming collected … Continue reading Ibadis in Midrarid Sijilmasa |الإباضية في مدينة سجلماسة المدرارية

Naples MS ARA 50 | مخطوط رقم ٥٠ في جامعة نابولي

Univ. of Naples l'Orientale MS ARA 50, f.1.a I mentioned in the last post that I planned on writing a short piece on a manuscript related to the al-Baʿṭūr library (formerly on the island of Jerba) currently held in the Universita degli studi di Napoli l'Orientale. [1] This comes from a footnote of a related … Continue reading Naples MS ARA 50 | مخطوط رقم ٥٠ في جامعة نابولي

قائمة أولية من الخزائن الجربية في القرن العشرين | A Preliminary List of Djerbian Libraries in the 20th century

From Fekhar (1971), p.394 I have an ongoing interest in private manuscript Ibāḍī libraries on the island of Djerba in Tunisia and have been compiling a preliminary list of those collections that were noted by other scholars in the 20th century. Some of the collections still exist, while others have been dispersed, relocated elsewhere in … Continue reading قائمة أولية من الخزائن الجربية في القرن العشرين | A Preliminary List of Djerbian Libraries in the 20th century