Yale-SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery (YS-IMG)

An electronic archive and gateway to Islamic manuscripts.

Yale-SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery (YS-IMG)

Drawing on the extensive collections of the two institutions, the Yale SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery offers an integrated manuscript research toolbox of digitised versions of dictionaries and manuscript catalogues, previously only available in printed form.

Augmented by the selective digitisation and indexing of key manuscripts from the two universities' collections, the project has enhanced the fragmented resources available to the Islamic manuscript researcher and built a scalable set of tools for cross-referencing disparate digital resources.

How can this collection be used in teaching, studying and research?

For the researcher, this project makes available in electronic form all the materials (dictionaries, catalogues, manuscripts) needed for research. It emphasises the rich contribution made to knowledge by Arab thinkers.

Highlights from this collection

Ganj al-ganj an early 18th century Persian 'scrap book' of passages copied from earlier manuscripts, believed to contain previously unknown quatrains by Omar Khayyam.

Ganj al-ganj

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