Monday, May 12, 2014

APD - The Arabic Papyrology Database

[First posted in AWOL 29 March 2010. Updated 12 May 2014]

APD - The Arabic Papyrology Database

The Arabic Papyrology Database is a tool enabling you to access the editions of Arabic documents written on different material such as papyrus, parchment or paper. Those productive editions are an often unraised treasure for almost every aspect of Islamic history up to the 16th c. A.D.
The entire texts of all documents in stock (currently 1662 out of about 2,500) are searchable on different layers and with variant readings within the tool 'Documents'. The tool 'Search' allows to investigate linguistic peculiarities. Each document is also provided with its metadata, amongst others place and date of origin or its genre as for instance a contract of lease or a petition.
The Arabic Papyrology Database is the first electronic compilation of Arabic papyri. It is a non-commercial project running under the patronage of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) and a partner of the Trismegistos metadata project of Greek, Demotic, Coptic, Arabic, etc. documents. Access is free via the Internet.

And see also:
  • Oates, John F., Sijpesteijn, Petra M. und Kaplony, Andreas, The ISAP Checklist of [non-literary] Arabic Documents mehr
  • Kaplony, Andreas, The ISAP List of Major Collections Holding Arabic Documents mehr
  • Kaplony, Andreas The (Full) Arabic Papyrology Bibliography mehr

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