Notes on a Private Library in Fourth/Tenth-Century Baghdad

  • Letizia Osti

Abstract

Studies on medieval Arabic bibliophilia have mainly focussed on public and semi-public institutions, for some of which we have detailed information. Less is known about private libraries and their physical arrangement. This paper looks at the library of Abū Bakr al-Ṣūlī (d. 335/947), which is described by the sources in unique terms, contextualising it with al-Ṣūlī’s own words on collecting and organizing books.

How to Cite
Osti, L. (1). Notes on a Private Library in Fourth/Tenth-Century Baghdad. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, 12, 215-223. https://doi.org/10.5617/jais.4621
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