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Author Studies on Johann Gottfried Wetzstein (2015 : Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz)
Title Manuscripts, politics and Oriental studies : life and collections of Johann Gottfried Wetzstein (1815-1905) in context / edited by Boris Liebrenz, Christoph Rauch
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS32.7.W47 S933 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001341544
Descript xxii, 437 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Series Islamic manuscripts and books, 1877-9964 ; volume 19
Islamic manuscripts and books ; v. 19
Note Chapters in English and German
Collects papers originally presented at the symposium Studies on Johann Gottfried Wetzstein (1815-1905): Manuscripts, Politics and Oriental Studies, presented by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin in cooperation with Orientalisches Institut der Unversität Leipzig, Feb. 19-21, 2015
"Manuscripts, Politics and Oriental Studies commemorates the life and works of Johann Gottfried Wetzstein (1815-1905) as a scholar, manuscript collector, and consul in Berlin and Damascus. Beyond research into Wetzstein's own time, special attention is given to the impact his efforts to acquire manuscripts have had until this day. Several contributions also illustrate contemporary developments that give context to his own career as a scholar and diplomat. The particular focus of this volume allows to explore the history of Oriental scholarship not purely through the lens of academic posts and publications but encourages us to discover lifes such as Wetzstein's, without academic stardom yet laying the material foundations of textual work for generations"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Johann Gottfried Wetzstein als Forscher / Holger Preissler -- Semitic studies at the Berlin University during Wetzstein's lifetime / Ludmila Hanisch -- Growing collections and rising expectations: the endeavour to catalogue manuscripts in Arabic script at the Royal Library in Berlin / Christoph Rauch -- The Wetzstein collection at Tubingen University Library: its history, its content, and its reception in Oriental studies / Michaela Hoffmann-Ruf -- The Quranic collections acquired by Wetzstein / Francois Deroche -- Johann Gottfried Wetzstein's manuscripts with Arabic popular stories / Jan Just Witkam -- The consul and the king: Wetzstein and Alexander / Faustina Doufikar-Aerts -- Wetzstein in wonderland: Arabian epic manuscripts in the Wetzstein collections / Claudia Ott -- Arabic manuscripts and books from the bequest of Wetzstein / Boris Liebrenz, Christoph Rauch -- Collecting Islamic manuscripts at the Munich Court Library in the nineteenth century: an acquisition history / Helga Rebhan -- Manuscript acquisitions and their later movements: a further note about the case of the Lewis Quranic manuscript / Alba Fedeli -- Manuscript ownership and readership at the American University of Beirut at the turn of the twentieth century / Kaoukab Chebaro, Samar El Mikati El Kaissi -- Looking at man in the state of nature: Johann Gottfried Wetzstein on the Bedouin of the Syrian steppe / Astrid Meier -- From Leipzig to Damascus: Wetzstein as a broker of Arabic prints in Syria / Boris Liebrenz -- Bemerkungen zu den hinterlassenen Papieren Johann Gottfried Wetzsteins / Ingrid Huhn -- Living in mid-nineteenth-century Damascus: insights into the urban residences of foreigners and locals / Anke Scharrahs -- Arabist and consul in Damascus: Sir Richard Burton and the problematic nature of his translation of the thousand and one nights / Robert Irwin
Subject Wetzstein, J. G. (Johann Gottfried), 1815-1905 -- Congresses
Middle East specialists -- Germany -- Biography -- Congresses
Manuscripts -- Collectors and collecting -- Germany -- Congresses
Manuscripts -- Collectors and collecting -- Middle East -- Congresses
Middle East -- Historiography -- Congresses
Alt Author Liebrenz, Boris, editor
Rauch, Christoph, editor
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