Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library–NEW DATABASE

EAPB2 The WU Libraries have purchased Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library a full text database from Gale. The database includes multiple search, downloading, and printing options.

SUMMARY: Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.

For more information on Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, see this introductory video. For questions, contact Brian (bvetruba@wustl.edu ; 5-4824 ; IM/chat ; Olin, rm. 124).

About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis