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the Umayyad period (660-750 C.E.) are analysed and presented on the basis of a selection of material in good part unpublished.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.
Table of contents
Transcribing the Qur’ân in early Umayyad times:
The Codex Parisino-petropolitanus
The written transmission of the Qur’ân in ḥijāzī script
A general appraisal
The transformation of the muṣḥaf
Index of Manuscripts