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Uncommon manuscripts and books to enlighten historical past and data lovers at SIBF 2022

Uncommon manuscripts and books to enlighten historical past and data lovers at SIBF 2022

Manuscripts and books are being showcased for the primary time within the Center East

  • Exhibition organised in cooperation with Italy’s Catholic College of the Sacred Coronary heart and Ambrosian Library

Sharjah, October 29, 2022

The forty first Sharjah Worldwide Ebook Honest (SIBF) is providing all guests the chance to discover and browse centuries-old uncommon Arabic and Islamic manuscripts and books – some courting to the thirteenth century CE, and which can be showcased for the very first time within the Center East.

By means of a particular exhibition on the 12-day cultural extravaganza, SIBF 2022 will unveil and hint the function of data within the rise and development of the Arab civilisation.

The exhibition, organised in collaboration with Italy’s Catholic College of the Sacred Coronary heart (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) and Ambrosian Library (Biblioteca Ambrosiana), celebrates Italy because the Visitor of Honour at SIBF’s forty first version.

The gathering of uncommon manuscripts comprise embossed and gilded pages copied from the Holy Quran that date again to fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A seventeenth century cosmology manuscript titled ‘Miracles of Existence’ which, along with explanatory texts additionally options architectural illustrations associated to the scientific content material, may also be on show.

The exhibition may also embrace a uncommon family tree manuscript that includes the household tree of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

One other manuscript is a part of Firuzabadi’s Al Qamus Al Muhit, one of the acclaimed Arabic dictionaries from the 14th century CE. A thirteenth century manuscript by Makki bin Abi Talib Al Quaisi on the sciences of Quran titled Uncovering The Faces of The Seven Readings is the oldest manuscript on the exhibition.

Historical past lovers and data seekers on the forty first SIBF may discover François Ogier’s ebook titled The Historical past of Arabs below Caliphates printed in 1753, and Antonio de Sgobbis’ Nuovo et Universale Teatro Farmaceutico (New Common Pharmaceutical Ebook), printed in Venice in 1667, which options pharmaceutical practices and concepts from historical Arab medical heritage influenced by Greek doctor Galenus.

The exhibition may also showcase famend Greek historian Herodotus’ ebook titled ‘Historic Deeds of the Greeks and Barbarians By means of the Lifetime of Homer’, that includes 10 maps and in depth notes, one in all which is a map of historical Egypt with clear indication of the Pyramids of Giza, in addition to centuries-old Sumerian tablets and papyrus manuscripts from the traditional Library of Alexandria.


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