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Researching Islamic Manuscripts

Mahmoud Zaki has assembled a major resource on sources for the study of Islamic manuscripts, including links to major digital collections and …


H-Egypt Network

There is a new resource regarding the study of Egypt from the start of the Islamic era until the present at H-Egypt.


Visual Letter Art

An Egyptian graphic designer named Mahmoud Tammam has created some fascinating word images in Arabic. Check out a discussion of his work …


Arabic Dictionaries Online

In 1981, while visiting Egypt for a consulting assignment with USAID, I purchased the old Cairo edition of the massive dictionary Tāj …


Pierre Cachia 1921-2017

Pierre Cachia 1921-2017 Pierre Cachia slipped away peacefully on 1st April, a few days shy of his 96 th birthday, surrounded by …


Onomasticon Arabicum

Onomasticon Arabicum (OA) is a long-living database project. This new online-version informs on more than 15000 scholars and celebrities from the first …