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Open House: Newly acquired medieval and early modern books and manuscripts

October 15, 2019
Kathleen M Smith
Image from Risālah manuscript in Persian, mostly likely copied in the 19th century. Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries (in process).

On Friday, October 25th, 2019, there will be an Open House featuring newly-acquired manuscripts and rare books in the Barchas Room of the Special Collections Department of Green Library from 11:00am-2:00pm.

A particular focus of this event will be a selection of Ottoman manuscripts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian, with Islamic Studies and South Asian Studies curator Ryan Perkins on hand to discuss the strong manuscript traditions in the Islamicate world and the relatively late adoption of print.  In addition, come discover the relationship between the best-selling poet in the U.S. and a mid-17th century Persian manuscript in Stanford’s collection.