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Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843695
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199843695.013.0019

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt

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The Arabs enjoyed a long-standing acquaintance with papyrus and its benefits. Papyrus and other traditional media, such as ostraca, leather, parchment, textiles, stone, and bone, were already fully in use on the Arabian Peninsula in pre-Islamic times. After providing a brief history of Arabic papyrology, this article discusses the reading and publishing Arabic texts; Arabic literary and subliterary papyri; the Islamic narrative tradition; and Arabic documentary papyri.

Keywords: Arabic documentary papyri; Islamic narrative; Arabian Peninsula; Arabic papyrology

Article.  9349 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Papyrology ; Historical Archaeology

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