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in the. Organization of Information. Public Libraries of the Abbasid Caliphate 750-1258 CE. Elizabeth Bolton. Abbasid Empire, 1258 CE. Map, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Frontispiece to a translation of: Zad al-Musafir

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organization of information
in the

Organization of Information

Public Libraries of the Abbasid Caliphate

750-1258 CE

Elizabeth Bolton

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Abbasid Empire, 1258 CE

Map, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Frontispiece to a translation of:

Zad al-Musafir

(medical book by Ahmad ibn al-Jazzar)

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Courtyard and fountain

Bayt al-Hikma, Abbasid era portionBaghdad, Iraq

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Acquisition of Classification

Translation of Greek and Persian literature

Iraq, 1224, Arabic translation of

Materia Medica of Dioscorides ("The Pharmacy")

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Hallway

Bayt al-Hikma, Abbasid era portion

Baghdad, Iraq

Hallway

Bayt al-Hikma, Abbasid era portion

Baghdad, Iraq

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MODERN RECOMMENDATIONS:
  • Sardar, Ziauddin.Islam Outline of a Classification Scheme.
  • Qaisar, Mahmood Hasan. Islamic Sciences: Expansion of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
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“How often does a Muslim scholar find himself lost in the turns and twists of Western classifications of his culture? A classification scheme that reflects his world-view is long overdue.”

-Ziauddin Sardar, Islam: outline of a classification scheme

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Acknowledgements, Photographs

Aramco World Magazine. January-February 1989, photo Jeffrey Crespi. Slide 7.

Nabil al-Tikriti, Iraq Manuscript Collections, Archives, & Libraries: Situation Report. Chicago: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; MELA Committee on Iraqi Libraries, June 8, 2003.

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/LibraryPix/LibraryPix.htm. Slides 5, 8, 9, 12.

Nabil al-Tikriti, Iraq Manuscript Collections, Archives, & Libraries: Situation Report. Chicago: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; MELA Committee on Iraqi Libraries, June 8, 2003.

http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/mela/LibraryPix/LibraryPix.htm. Slides 5, 8, 9, 12.

Norman MacDonald. The Longest Hajj: The Journeys of Ibn Battuta.

Aramco Services Company, Public Affairs Digital Image Archive. http://www.photoarchive.saudiaramcoworld.com/default.asp. Slide 4.

State University Library, Leiden, Werner Forman, Art Resource. In Lunde, Paul. Saudi ARAMCO World. “The Leek Green Sea.” http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200504/the.leek-green.sea.htm. Slide 10.

Yalman, Suzan. Based on original work by Linda Komaroff. "The Art of the Abbasid Period (750–1258 AD)." In Timeline of Art History. New York: Photograph Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2001. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/abba/hd_abba.htm.Slides 2, 6.

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