In this lecture, Mahmoud Zaki, the Manuscript Librarian, will discuss the textual structure of the Arabic manuscript, especially the marginal notes and texts (as opposed to the work's main text and work). These include colophons and notes of ownership. It will also discuss the reading and transmission of text based on examples drawn from the collection and beyond.
This is the third of a series of lectures and talks providing readings of rare historical works from our Heritage Library's collection of manuscripts. The series is a great opportunity to explore the rich collection and its masterworks, along with the Heritage Library's digital and virtual services.
The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.Click here to register