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Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection

Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 3:00pm

Kroch Library, Rare Manuscripts Collection Basement Floor

Talk by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri

Our CMS seminar today will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the treasures of Cornell’s collection that are rarely seen, and which span centuries of time and thousands of miles of geography in Islamic lands from Morocco to Indonesia.  This hour-long session is open and free to the public.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Near Eastern Studies



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