Fedeli, Alba (2015)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
The Special Collections of the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham hold seven early Qur’ānic pieces on parchment and papyrus dating from the seventh century. Alphonse Mingana purchased them from the antiquarian dealer von Scherling in 1936. Through investigation of the private correspondence of Mingana and archival documents, this research provides new information about the origin and history of the fragments, whose reception has been influenced by the European cultural context at the beginning of the twentieth century, in contrast with the public image proposed in catalogues, official documents and previous studies.
|Type of Work:||Ph.D. thesis.|
|Supervisor(s):||Parker, David C|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law|
|Department:||Department of Theology and Religion|
Online edition matching thesis available at: http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/1964/
|Subjects:||BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc|
Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Z719 Libraries (General)
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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