The Early Arabic Printed Works project showcases thirteen of Princeton University Library’s Arabic printed items from Europe and the Islamic world, selected from a collection of more than sixty books produced between the years 1500 and 1800. These publications represent the development of Arabic movable type and its usages in the early modern period. Featured are dictionaries, religious tracts, grammars, and geographies printed in Arabic with Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Syriac explications of the Arabic text. Please consult the “About” page to view a full list of Princeton’s early Arabic printed works. For a download PDF of the exhibition, see: Early Arabic Printed Works.
By Deborah Schlein, PhD in Near Eastern Studies (Princeton, 2019)
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