Parution: F. DEROCHE, « Qur’ans of the Umayyads. A First Overview », Brill, 2013.

Qur’ans of the Umayyads.
A First Overview

François Déroche, EPHE, Paris

For the first time, the dramatic changes the Qur’anic code underwent during the Umayyad period (660-750 C.E.) are analysed and presented on the basis of a selection of material in good part unpublished. In Qur’ans of the Umayyads, François Déroche offers a chronology of the various developments which marked the period, in an approach combining philology, art history, codicology and palaeography. The conclusions he reaches challenge the traditional account about the writing down of the Qur’an and throw a new light on the role of the Umayyads in its handwritten diffusion.

Biographical note

François Déroche, Ph.D. in History (1987, Sorbonne) is Professor of History and codicology of the Arabic handwritten book at Ecole pratique des hautes études in Paris. He has published Islamic Codicology (2005), La transmission écrite du Coran dans les débuts de l’islam (2009) and many contributions on early Qurʾanic manuscripts.

Table of contents

List of figures
Abbreviations
Foreword Introduction

Chapter 1
Transcribing the Qur’ân in early Umayyad times:
The Codex Parisino-petropolitanus

Chapter 2
The written transmission of the Qur’ân in ḥijāzī script
A general appraisal

Chapter 3
The transformation of the muṣḥaf

Chapter 4
Imperial ‘scriptoria’?

Conclusion

Bibliography
Illustrations
Index of Manuscripts

Infos:

ISBN 13: 9789004255654
E-ISBN: 9789004261853
Pages, Illustr.: Approx. 226 pp. (with 45 ill.)
Imprint: BRILL
Language: English
ISSN: 2210-8920
Volume: 1

Alice KADRI

Agrégée d'Espagnol et docteur en Histoire médiévale (Université de Nantes), elle travaille sur les mudéjars/morisques et la littérature aljamiada (Espagne, XV-XVIe s.).

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