Arabic Manuscripts in Trinity: The Huntingdon Collection (part 2)

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March 15, 2020

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Damascus Anecdotes

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Torsten Wollina, « Arabic Manuscripts in Trinity: The Huntingdon Collection (part 2) », Damascus Anecdotes, ID : 10670/1.lh3wor


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In my last post I introduced the Arabic manuscripts beqeathed to Trinity College Library in the seventeenth century by Robert Huntingdon, provost of the College from 1683-92. I also conveyed that the later treatment of these materials by librarians – the physical placement of them on shelves - shows that their integrity as a single collection was recognized. In this post I will give a short description of Huntingdon’s ten Arabic manuscripts. This will give an indication of the breadth of his ...

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