One step further into Ahmad Taymūr's library

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February 16, 2020

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Damascus Anecdotes

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Torsten Wollina, « One step further into Ahmad Taymūr's library », Damascus Anecdotes, ID : 10670/1.8tanox


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Last year, I spoke about some of the difficulties in researching the private library of Aḥmad Taymūr, which has been housed in the Egyptian National Library for almost ninety years now. Since October, I have been working on this collection more systematically, particularly during an archival visit in Cairo. What follows results mostly from my findings there. As I said in the last post on the subject, Taymūr's collection puts challenges before us usually encountered in historical collecti...

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