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About Arcadian Library Online
“This collection is … user-friendly … and accessible … All facsimiles are of outstanding quality and visual appeal. Browsing through the Arcadian Library is an aesthetic pleasure. This new quarry will be welcomed by libraries of universities that host large Middle Eastern studies departments, not to mention Middle Eastern institutions that want to foster studies on their cultural heritage.” Choice
“This is a beautiful and fascinating collection … for scholars and researchers with a deep interest in the influence of the Middle East on the West.” Library Journal
The award-winning Arcadian Library Online is designed to enable easy exploration of the rich holdings of the Arcadian Library.
The History of Science and Medicine collection is the foundational catalogue of the Arcadian Library. It was created to bring together one of the world’s most important and unique collections of books and manuscripts relating to this topic in order to showcase the contribution of early Arab and Persian scientists, doctors and thinkers; their translation, reception and influence in Europe and their lasting influence on the development of Western scientific and medical knowledge. It comprises manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books and monographs from the 10th to twentieth centuries, including: