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Handwritten heritage: Arabic texts in manuscript

Opening of the eighth maqāmah (assembly) in Isl. Ms. 650, a late 13th or early 14th c manuscript copy of Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī Opening of the eighth maqāmah (assembly) in Isl. Ms. 650, a late 13th or early 14th c manuscript copy of Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī
This exhibit features a selection of prominent Arabic writings from the classical and post-classical periods among the holdings of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection preserved in the University Library.

Carefully transcribed copies of classic literary works by al-Mutanabbī (d.965), Abū al-ʻAlāʼ al-Maʻarrī (d.1057), and al-Ḥarīrī (d.1122) appear alongside influential grammatical, scientific, and mystical writings - even a text on musical theory and performance.

The exhibit is offered in conjunction with the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) celebration of Arab Heritage Month: https://mesa.umich.edu/article/arab-heritage-month

Hours: Mon 8:30am-5pm, Tues 8:30am-8pm, Wed-Fri 8:30am-5pm
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Map Hatcher Graduate Library - 6th floor (Special Collections)

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