New E-Resource – Classic Arabic Texts Online

Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in collaboration with the University Library Special Collections Near and Middle Eastern Department are delighted to provide online access to the Classic Arabic Texts Online (CATO) resource from the publisher Brill.

Classic Arabic Texts Online (CATO) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic texts in a full-text searchable format and accessible from one single point of entry.

Classic Arabic Texts Online‘ library of Arabic geographical and historical works is now on Brill’s new Scholarly Editions platform.

It consists of a large number of authoritative text editions: the Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (BGA), itself a collection of famous geographical texts, as well as Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa-l-mulūk by Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī, its résumé by ʿArīb b. Saʿd al-Qurṭubī, and the Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān by Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhurī, with English translation.

Classic Arabic Texts Online is also available to access via the Databases A-Z.

Scholars at an Abbasid library, from the Maqamat of al-Hariri by Yahya ibn Mahmud al-WasitiBaghdad, 1237.

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