[P6515] Manuscript Cultures in the Islamic World
Created by Kyle Wynter-Stoner
Wednesday, 12/01/21 11:30 am
SUMMARY:This panel explores the potential of Arabic manuscripts as sources for telling the social and intellectual history of various communities in the Islamic world. By analyzing notes left on manuscripts such as marginalia and ownership statements, as well as through reconstructing specific corpora of texts, the papers in this panel shed new light on topics as diverse as the reception histories of individual works, the communities of readers and owners that developed around books, and the ways these readers and owners interacted with these books over time. Taking full advantage of the riches sources provided on the pages of manuscripts, this panel offers new perspectives that often go against the grain of the traditional narrative sources and accepted notions of intellectual history in the Islamic world.