Manuscripts as the Base of Islamic And Near Eastern Studies

A look at the manuscript M191 in UCLA library with visiting scholar Ali Tabatabai Yazdi, M.T. Institute for Islamic studies, Qom, Iran

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Duration: 51:09

This lecture well talk about the main and basic situation of manuscripts in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies that are related to historical items, propositions or events, also a look at the published catalogs of manuscripts in Iran, and finally an example of a philological document in the Minasian collection at UCLA.

Ali Tabatabai Yazdi is a visiting scholar with the UCLA Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. He is an expert in Arabic and Persian manuscripts and old Islamic texts. He has edited several books and cataloged manuscripts and his most important work is editing and annotating on "A'lām al-Țarā'iq Fi al-Ḥodud Wa al-Ḥaqā'iq" an old encyclopedia.