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Non-Specific (General) Abbreviations Encountered In Arabic Manuscripts

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This list of the non-specific (general) abbreviations encountered in Arabic manuscripts. The list presents the transliteration and translation of each term. This book, Arabic Manuscripts, is richly illustrated with specimens from manuscripts (some with parallel transcriptions as an aid to readers) and over 50 drawings. The main sequence is followed by a number of appendices covering abbreviations, letterforms, surah headings, major reference works and a guide to the description of manuscripts, as well as charts of major historical periods and dynasties.

Keywords: Arabic manuscripts; surah headings



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