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Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
1 online resource : color illustrations
Leiden University Library has a world famous collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts. Its core collection is brought together by, among others, the Leiden Orientalists Joseph Justus Scaliger and Jacobus Golius. Included in the Scaliger collection are about a dozen manuscripts which belonged to Franciscus Raphelengius. These collections consist of extremely rare, sometimes unique, manuscripts.. The publication consists of 267 Arabic manuscripts in 303 volumes, amounting to 109.517 pages, in full-colour, images.