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William Montgomery Watt

Collection Details

William Montgomery Watt held at Edinburgh University Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

Islam, Islamic/medieval philosophy, Arabic literature, and history of the Arab world.

History and development

A donation given by Emeritus Professor W.M. Watt in 1998.

Strengths

Qur’anic commentaries, Islamic sects, mysticism, and comparative works on Islam and Christianity.

General arrangement and access regulations

Held in the Special Collections Department on the 5th floor of the Main Library, but on open access.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Near & Middle East and North Africa.

Languages of material

Arabic, English, French, German, Persian.

Subjects

Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books.

Total size of collection

c. 1400 volumes

Collection Management Information

The collection is not being actively developed.

Content date range

0 to 0 AD

Collection Catalogue Information

Catalogue

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