Kitāb al-najāt : mukhtaṣar al-shifā

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Title

Kitāb al-najāt : mukhtaṣar al-shifā

Description

The Medici Press in Rome produced the first Arabic printed books with movable type. Because Arabic is a cursive script in which many letters are connected, Arabic types were much more complex than Latin ones. Printing in Arabic did not catch on in the Middle East until the nineteenth century.

Publisher

Roma: In Typographia Medicea

Subject

Medicine -- Early works to 1800.

Relation

https://lib.aucegypt.edu/search~S2?/tSaba+Personal+Library+Collection./tsaba+personal+library+collection/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&FF=tsaba+personal+library+collection&1%2C-1%2C/indexsort=c

Language

Type

Date Created

1593

Bibliographic Citation

Khan, Ahmed. "Islamic Tradition in an Age of Print: Editing, Printing, and Publishing the Classical Heritage", in Reclaiming Islamic Tradition: Modern Interpretations of the Classical Heritage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), pp. 52-100.

Provenance

The personal library of Mahmoud Saba (1886-1976) was acquired by AUC Libraries. This collection of over five thousand volumes is at the core of AUC’s rare books collection, and includes many bibliographic treasures printed in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

Files

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Citation

Avicenna, 980-1037., “Kitāb al-najāt : mukhtaṣar al-shifā,” AUC Libraries, accessed August 14, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/40.