New issue of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique, now available on Web and free:
Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique (formerly on CD-Rom, now on Web), new issue :
Nos. 11 and 12 : Inscriptions from the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan,
Israel, Cisjordan, Jerusalem-East, Gaza) and Turkey.
In the same issue are also included, updated:
No. 1: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya;
No.2: Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain);
No. 3: Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan);
Nos. 4 and 5: Egypt;
No. 6: Indian world (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives);
Nos. 7-9 : Sub-Saharan Africa, Irak, Western Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, France);
No. 10 : Inscriptions from South-East Asia (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam).
Now altogether almost 31,000 inscriptions, with more than 10,000 photos of inscriptions.
The Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is designed and compiled under the
direction of Ludvik Kalus, Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and
Directeur d'Etudes at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.
Carried out by Frédérique Soudan, Chargee de recherche de la Fondation Max
Developed under the patronage of the Fondation Max van Berchem (Geneva).
The goal of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is to bring together all of
the inscriptions in Arabic, Persian and Turkish (as well as in other "small"
languages) from the Muslim world up to the year 1000 of the Hegira.
The Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is a vital resource for historians, art
historians and other specialists of the region.
Operating under the major Web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera,
Internet explorer), it performs searches quickly and easily by various criteria
such as date, current location, kind of inscription, site, type of support, material
and more. By doing a word search in the Arabic text, it is possible to
locate every inscription containing a particular word, in couple of seconds.
For epigraphical and technical questions, please contact
<firstname.lastname@example.org> (Ludvik Kalus and Frédérique Soudan).