Isabelle Imbert welcomes Dr Eleonore Cellard, researcher in early Qur’anic manuscripts and specialist in codicology and palaeography. She holds a Ph.D. from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and have been working ever since on uncovering the secrets of the oldest Quranic manuscripts. In the episode, they talk about when and how the Qur’an was put into writings and the characteristics of early Quranic manuscripts, including the challenges to date and locate them. We also talk about an important project Eleonore is currently conducting on early Moroccan manuscripts, and the urgency of documenting them.
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- The Birmingham Qur’an in the University of Birmingham
- Leaves of the Monumental Qur’an attributed to Caliph ‘Uthman (BNF Arabe 324)
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