On Wednesday 28th November 2012, Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation in London organised a public lecture on The Critical Edition of Manuscripts: Past, Present and Future, delivered by Professor Qasim Al-Samarrai. The lecture presented an insightful view on the history of the critical edition of manuscripts, the required qualifications for an editor, the history of editing Arabic works by orientalists, and the history of printing. The lecture was followed by a very interesting discussion on the topic. At the end of the event, the new website of Al-Furqan Foundation was launched. The website provides visitors with access to the work of Al-Furqan and its centres.
Professor Qasim Al-Samarrai Lecture on the The Edition of Arabic Manuscripts
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The painting Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour (oil on canvas, circa 1717). © National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 3924.
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