Hazine: a new website to assist research in the Middle East
Holy Koran cover (16th century) from the Topkapi Palace Collections
Image from Ahmet Karahisari on Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ahmet_Karahisari_001.jpg
HAZINE is a new website “dedicated to helping scholars conduct research in the Middle East and beyond”.
It focuses on practical advice on how to access and use archives, manuscript libraries and other relevant collections in the “greater Islamic world”. The site is launched with features on four major archives in Istanbul – the Ottoman State Archives,the Topkapı Palace Archive and Library, the Süleymaniye Library, and ISAM (İslam Araştırmaları Merkezi)
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