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In 1989 the Foundation set up a research project to investigate, as comprehensively as possible, the present state of Islamic manuscript collections extant worldwide. Scholars were identified and commissioned to carry out a survey in more than 100 countries. The outcome of this project was the World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts publication.

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Country:Italy
City:Florence
Library:

Biblioteca Riccardiana

Telephone:39 055 212586
Date of establishment:1715, by the Riccardi family of Florence
Status:Institutional
Status Details:Public
Total number of Islamic MSS:50 (38 Arabic; 5 Persian; 7 Turkish).
Description of Collection:MS.‎ 216 contains a beautiful copy of the Divan of Amir Khusraw, dated 992 AH / 1587 – 88 CE.‎ The Biblioteca Riccardiana also has Al-Futuḥat al-Makkiya by Ibn al-ʿArabi.‎ Subjects covered include literature, lexicography and history.‎
Published Catalogues:3
Unpublished Catalogues:1
Online access:www.riccardiana.firenze.sbn.it
Published Catalogues
Total: 3

1810
Inventario e stima della Libreria Riccardi: manoscritti e edizioni del secolo XV.‎
Florence.‎ 225pp.‎

 

1930
Codices arabici Bibliothecae Riccardianae.‎
In pp.‎ 71 – 74, see: 1930  Manoscritti e carte orientali nelle biblioteche e negli archivi d'Italia: dati statistici e bibliografici delle collezioni, loro storia e catalogazione.‎By G.‎ Gabrieli.‎ Florence: Olschki (Biblioteca di Bibliografia Italiana, X).‎ IX + 89 pp.‎

1989
See, pp.‎ 131 – 137: 1989  Catalogo dei manoscritti persiani conservati nelle biblioteche d'Italia.‎By A.‎M.‎ Piemontese.‎Rome: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato (Indici e Cataloghi: Nuova Serie, V).‎ 443 pp.‎

Unpublished Catalogues
Total: 1

1867
Catalogo dei manoscritti arabici della R.‎ Biblioteca Riccardiana.‎
By L.‎ Buonazia.‎
(MS.‎)

Union Catalogues & Surveys
Total: 12

18261839
Lettere sui manoscritti orientali e particolarmente arabi che si trovano nelle diverse biblioteche d'ltalia.‎
By G.‎ De Hammer.‎
Biblioteca Italiana 42, 1826, pp.‎ 27 – 36; 45, 1827, pp.‎ 32 – 41; 49, 1828, pp.‎ 15 – 21; 50, 1828, pp.‎ 158 – 162; 54, 1829, pp.‎ 24 – 28; 56, 1829, pp.‎ 28 – 35; 59, 1830, p.‎ 186; 62, 1831, pp.‎ 306 – 311; 94, 1839, pp.‎ 22 – 49; 322 – 348.‎

1836
Lettera al Cardinale Angelo Mai sui manuscritti arabici che si conservano in alcune biblioteche della Sicilia.‎
By V.‎ Mortillaro.‎
In his Opuscoli di vario genere, vol.‎ I, Palermo‚ 1836; reprinted in his Opere, vol.‎ III, Palermo‚ 1846, pp.‎ 189-198.‎

18781904
Cataloghi dei codici orientali di alcune biblioteche d'Italia.‎
Florence: Le Monnier.‎ 7 fascs.‎ 741pp.‎

 

1890
Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d'Italia.‎
By G.‎ Mazzatinti & others.‎
Forli.‎

1930
Manoscritti e carte orientali nelle biblioteche e negli archivi d'Italia: dati statistici e bibliografici delle collezioni, loro storia e catalogazione.‎
By G.‎ Gabrieli.‎
Florence: Olschki (Biblioteca di Bibliografia Italiana, X).‎ IX + 89 pp.‎

1937
İtalya kütüphane ve arşivleri Türk tarihine dair italyanca ve türkçe mehazlar.‎
By E.‎ Rossı.‎
İkinci Türk Tarih Kongresi, 1937 (1943), pp.‎ 418 – 421.‎

1949
Manoscritti e stampati orientali nelle biblioteche governative italiane.‎
By O.‎ Pinto.‎
Rivista degli Studi Orientali 24, 1949, pp.‎ 161 – 168.‎

1959
Notes upon some medieval astronomical, astrological and mathematical manuscripts at Florence, Milan, Bologna and Venice.‎
By L.‎ Thorndike.‎
Isis 50, 1959, pp.‎ 33 – 50.‎

1971
I fondi di manoscritti arabi in Italia.‎
By R.‎ Traini.‎
Gli studi sul Vicino Oriente in Italia dal 1921 al 1970, II: L'Oriente islamico, Rome, pp.‎ 221 – 276.‎

1979
I fondi dei manoscritti arabi, persiani e turchi in Italia.‎
By A.‎M.‎ Piemontese.‎
Gli Arabi in Italia: cultura, contatti e tradizioni, by F.‎ Gabrieli & U.‎ Scerrato, 2nd ed.‎, Milan: Garzanti-Scheiwiller, 1985, pp.‎ 661 – 688.‎

1982
Les fonds de manuscrits persans conservés dans les bibliothèques d'Italie.‎
By A.‎M.‎ Piemontese.‎
Journal Asiatique 270, 1982, pp.‎ 273 – 293.‎

1989
Catalogo dei manoscritti persiani conservati nelle biblioteche d'Italia.‎
By A.‎M.‎ Piemontese.‎
Rome: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato (Indici e Cataloghi: Nuova Serie, V).‎ 443 pp.‎

Bibliographical appendix
Total: 22

1930
Manoscritti e carte orientali nelle biblioteche e negli archivi d'Italia: dati statistici e bibliografici delle collezioni, low storia e catalogazione.‎
Gabrieli, G.‎
Florence: Olschki, (Biblioteca di Bibliografia Italiana, X).‎

1935
Bibliografia degli studi orientalistici in Italia dal 1912 al 1934.‎
Gabrieli, G.‎
Rome: A.‎G.‎I.‎L.‎.‎

1936
Notizie statistiche storiche bibliografiche delle collezioni di manoscritti oggi conservati nelle biblioteche italiane.‎
Gabrieli, G.‎
Milan: Mondadori.‎

1938
Répertoire des bibliothèques publiques et privés d'Europe contenant des manuscrits arabes Chrétiens.‎
Simon, Jean.‎
Orientalia, NS 7, pp.‎ 239 – 264.‎

1958
Kitābshinasī-i fihristhā-yi nuskhahʾhā-yi khaṭṭī-i Fārsī dar kitābkhānahʾhā-yi dunyā.‎ Bibliographie des catalogues des manuscrits persans.‎
Afshar, Īraj.‎
Tehran: Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, (Gurūh ʿalá Kitābshināsi-i Īrān, 1; Intisharāt Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, 485).‎ 88pp.‎

1958
Index Islamicus 1906 – 1955: a catalogue of articles on Islamic subjects in periodicals and other collective publications.‎
Pearson, J.‎D.‎ & Ashton, J.‎F.‎
Cambridge: Heffer.‎

1967
Les manuscrits arabes dans le monde: une bibliographie des catalogues.‎
Huisman, A.‎J.‎W.‎
Leiden: E J.‎ Brill, 84pp.‎

1967
Index Islamicus: Second Supplement 1961 –1965.‎ A catalogue of articles on Islamic subjects in periodicals and other collective publications.‎
Pearson, J.‎D.‎
Cambridge: Heffer.‎

19691981
Annuario delle biblioteche italiane.‎
Rome: Palombi, 1969-1981.‎ 5 vols.‎

1971
Oriental manuscripts in Europe and North America: a survey.‎
Pearson, J.‎D.‎
Zug: Inter Documentation Company, (Bibliotheca Asiatica, 7).‎ 515pp.‎

1972
Türkçe yazma eserler katalogları repertuvarı.‎
Kut, A.‎T.‎
Türk Dili Araştirmaları Yilliği: Belleten, 1972 (1973), pp.‎ 183–240.‎

1977
Index Islamicus: Fourth Supplement 1971 –1975.‎ A catalogue of articles on Islamic subjects in periodicals and other collective publications.‎
Pearson, J.‎D.‎
London: Mansell.‎

1978
Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums.‎ Bd VI.‎
Sezgin, Fuat.‎
Leiden.‎

1982
Bibliografiya arabskikh rukopiseî.‎
Mikhaîlova, I.‎B.‎ and Khalidov, A.‎B.‎
Moscow: Nauka, 302pp.‎

1982
Bibliografia italiana dell'Iran (1462 – 1982).‎
Piemontese, A.‎M.‎
Naples: Istituto Universitario Orientale, (Seminario di Studi Asiatici: Series Minor, XVIII).‎ 2 vols.‎

1983
Index Islamicus 1976 – 1980.‎ Part 1: Articles.‎
Pearson, J.‎D.‎
London: Mansell.‎

1984
Fahāris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿArabīya fi ‘l-ʿalām.‎
ʿAwwād, Kūrkis.‎
Kuwait: Maʿhad al-Makhṭūṭāt al-ʿArabīya, 2 vols.‎

1984
Turkish manuscripts: cataloguing since 1960 and manuscripts still uncatalogued.‎ Part 4: Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Finland, United States, Canada.‎
Birnbaum, Eleazar.‎
Journal of the American Oriental Society, 104, pp.‎ 303 – 314.‎

1986
Dalīl fahāris al-makhṭūṭāt fi ‘l-Majmaʿ- al-Malikī li-Buḥūth al-Ḥaḍāra al-Islāmīya.‎ 2nd ed.‎
Amman: Al-Majmaʿ al-Malikī li-Buḥūth al-Ḥaḍāra al-Islāmīya (Muʾassasat Āl al-Bayt).‎ 1986 Al-Mulḥaq al-awwal, 1987.‎

1989
Index Islamicus 1665–1905: a bibliography of articles on Islamic subjects in periodicals and other collective publications.‎
Behn, W.‎H.‎
Millersville: Adiyok.‎

1990
The development of Islamic library collections in Western Europe and North America.‎
Roman, Stephan.‎
London: Mansell.‎

1991
Index Islamicus 1981 – 1985: a bibliography of books and articles on the Muslim world.‎
Roper, G.‎J.‎
London: Mansell.‎ 2 vols.‎

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