Publication – « In the Author’s Hand: Holograph and Authorial Manuscripts in the Islamic Handwritten Tradition », dir. Frédéric Bauden et Elise Franssen

In recent years, a growing interest in “oriental manuscripts” in all their aspects, including the extrinsic ones, has been observed. Research that focuses on holograph, autograph and authorial manuscripts in Arabic handwritten script has nevertheless been casual, although these manuscripts raise important and varied questions. The study of the working methods of authors from the past informs different disciplines: paleography, codicology, textual criticism, ecdotics, linguistics and intellectual history. In this volume nine contributions and case studies are gathered that address theoretical issues and convey different, disruptive perspectives. A particularly important subject of this book, so far rarely discussed in scientific literature, is the identification of an author’s handwriting.

Frédéric Bauden, Ph.D. (1996), Université de Liège, is Professor of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies at that university. He has published extensively on the history, historiography and diplomatics of the Mamluk period. He is the editor of the book series Bibliotheca Maqriziana.

Élise Franssen, Ph.D. (2012), Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow (2018-21). A specialist of codicology, she is currently working on the holograph volume of al-Ṣafadī’s Tadhkira and on her book on the manuscripts of the ZER recension of the Thousand and One Nights.

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Table des matières :

Preface
List of Authors’ Handwritings Appearing on the Cover Image
List of Figures
List of Diagrams and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors

1 Introduction

2 Comment reconnaître un autographe parmi les papyrus littéraires grecs? L’exemple du P. Oxy. 74.4970 – Marie-Hélène Marganne
3 Arabic Holographs: Characteristics and Terminology – Adam Gacek
4 “Bi-khaṭṭ muʾallifihi” … Vraiment?! L’ apport de l’ analyse judiciaire d’ écritures à l’ étude des manuscrits arabes – Élise Franssen
5 Maqriziana XV: The Characteristics of al-Maqrīzī’s Handwriting – Frédéric Bauden
6 The Art of Copying: Mamlūk Manuscript Culture in Theory and Practice – Elias Muhanna
7 The Holograph Notebooks of Akmal al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Mufliḥ (d. 1011/1603) – Kristina Richardson
8 Al-ʿAynī’s Working Method for His Chronicles: Analysis of His Autographical Manuscripts – Nobutaka Nakamachi
9 Textual Criticism on of the Manuscripts of Ibn Khaldūn’s Autobiographical Manuscripts – Retsu Hashizume
10 Les safīnas yéménites – Julien Dufour and Anne Regourd

List of Quoted Manuscripts
Index of Names
Index of Places
Index of Technical Terms

Informations pratiques :

In the Author’s Hand: Holograph and Authorial Manuscripts in the Islamic Handwritten Tradition, dir. Frédéric Bauden et Elise Franssen, Boston – Leyden, Brill, 2020 (Islamic History and Civilization, 171). 454pp. ISBN : 978-90-04-41317-7. Prix : 129 euros.

Source : Brill

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