This is the first volume aimed at placing the enormous set of fragments from the Qubbat al-khazna on the map of Middle Eastern history as a corpus. As much as its famous sibling, the Geniza of Cairo, the Qubba was ‘discovered’ in the 19th century, but its over 200,000 fragments have remained on the margins of scholarship so far. An international and interdisciplinary team of scholars has now come together to sketch the fascinating history of this collection and to map the extraordinarily varied multilingual, multireligious and multiscriptural written artefacts it contains. This book is essential reading for those interested in manuscript studies as well as in philology and Middle Eastern history.
With contributions by
Said Aljoumani, Serena Ammirati, Cordula Bandt, Gideon Bohak, Donatella Bucca, Francesco D’Aiuto, Arianna D’Ottone Rambach, Cüneyd Erbay, Gabriele Giannini, Konrad Hirschler, Miriam L. Hjälm, Fabio Ioppolo, Grigory Kessel, Levon Khachikyan, Boris Liebrenz, Christoph Markschies, Artashes Matevosyan, Laura Minervini, Arnd Rattmann, Ronny Vollandt