Field Guide to Islamic Law Online

The Field Guide to Islamic Law Online, in the form of a Google document, is a collection of resource links and annotations to SHARIAsource and other Harvard resources, global online digital resources, and a robust “Digital Islamic Law Collection.” We recently added exciting resources to this list:

  • Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online, based in London, “comprises around 1000 manuscript books and fragments relating to the history of medicine. For the first time this website enables a substantial proportion of this collection to be consulted online via high-quality digital images of entire manuscripts and associated rich metadata.”
  • Digitization of the Mingana Collection “is made up of over 3000 Middle Eastern manuscripts in over 20 languages, which include Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopic, Georgian, Hebrew, Samaritan and Armenian. This unique and rich collection was acquired during the 1920s by Alphonse Mingana (1878-1937), a Chaldean priest born near Mosul, who had settled in England. Mingana’s three trips to the Middle East to acquire manuscripts were funded by Dr Edward Cadbury, who generously named the collection after its first curator.”


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