1475 - 1900
Subscription Type
Arabic, English, French, German, Latin, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Turkish, ottoman, Persian, Syriac
Resource Types
E-Books and E-Texts, Images and Sound
Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library is the online presentation of one of the world's most important Arabic collections, based on A.G. Ellis's 1894-1901 record of publications. The collection brings together books on a variety of subjects, printed from the 15th to 19th century in Arabic script, as well as translations into European and Asian languages. Module 1: Religion and Law, includes works of Islamic literature, key among which are numerous editions of the Qur'an with translations and commentaries, traditions (hadith), works of the religious life, and much more. Islamic law materials include works of Hanafi law, Maliki law, and Shafi'i Law, as well as fiqh, statutes, and rulings. Module 2: Sciences, History, and Geography, features works on medicine and physiology, classical sciences, mathematics, astrology, chemistry, natural history, philosophy, logic and ethics, politics, history and genealogy, biography, travel, geography and topography. Module 3: Periodicals, Literature, Grammar, Language, Catalogues and General Works includes Islamic poetry and prose, proverbs, dictionaries, manuscript catalogs, and more.