Arabische Handschriften, IIIE

Arabic Manuscripts: popular novels

Project object

This project involves the digitisation of a segment of the Arabic manuscript tradition that represents an important section of Arabic literature: the so-called folk or heroic novels. The collection to be digitised comprises about 800 volumes described in the 8th volume of Wilhelm Ahlwardt's catalogue of Arabic manuscripts (1896). 

Project term

January 2020 - December 2022

Project participant(s)





Christoph Rauch 
Head of department
phone: +49 30 266 435 800
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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