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Title

  • Qurʼan.

Summary

  • This Qurʼan, originally from a private library in Damascus, is one of the most important and oldest specimens of the early Qurʼanic tradition held in a Western library. The short vowels are marked by red points below, beside, and above the relevant consonant. There is already some use of diacritical points to differentiate between otherwise identical consonants. The manuscript shows the system of separating the verses, which originated in the eighth century, and which is still in use today: marked by rosettes, circles, squares, and so forth. By comparison with other manuscripts, which use an older system of verse separation, and because of the lack of differentiation of consonants by diacritical points, we can assume that this Qurʼan originated in the ninth century.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [800 to 899]

Headings

  • -  Syrian Arab Republic--Damascus
  • -  800 to 899
  • -  Islamic calligraphy
  • -  Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Koran

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "This description of the work was written by Paul Gerhard Dannhauer.|BSB shelfmark: Cod.arab. 2569(1"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 198 folios, parchment ; 24 x 32 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667399

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Qurʼan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 800 to 899, 0800] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667399/.

APA citation style:

(0800) Qurʼan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 800 to 899] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667399/.

MLA citation style:

Qurʼan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 800 to 899, 0800] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667399/>.