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Süleymaniye Library Istanbul

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The building which houses the library of the Süleymaniye Complex was built in 1751 by Köse Mustafa Bahir Paşa. The Süleymaniye Library was founded as a modern librray in 1916. Not only is it the most comprehensive library of manuscripts, it also contains the largest collection of Islamic manuscripts in the world. The library houses 130,325 works, including 67,152 manuscripts in Ottoman Turkish,

Arabic and Persian, 48,924 printed materials in Ottoman Turkish, 11,914 volumes in modern Turkish, 997 in English, 609 in French, 438 in German and 316 in other languages. It is the first librray in Turkey to provide microfilm and photocopying services, which were begun in 1950, and also provides computer search services.

Postal adress:
Süleymaniye Yazma Eser Kütüphanesi Müdürlüğü
Ayşe Kadın Hamamı Sokak No. 35
34116 –Eminönü-İstanbul/Turkey
Tel: + 90 (0) 212 520 64 60
Fax: + 90 (0) 212 511 22 10
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Written by calligrapher

March 26, 2007 at 1:34 pm

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  1. I search the book of Kitab al-nabat the al-Idrisi


    Mohamed El Mhassani

    May 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm

  2. hello.
    i am an iranian searcher. i want to know about caeser bardas (866 ad) and his family i saw the published books bout they havent nice and compleet content.
    are you know any manuscriped book that writted about he?!
    thank alot!

    hody taghavi

    June 2, 2010 at 5:42 am

  3. hello.
    i want to have a complite list about your books and manuscripts. what i should do?!

    hody taghavi

    June 2, 2010 at 5:50 am

  4. Hello ,I’am student and my major is painting and I am searching for manuscript about “Persian or Islamic Zodiac or astronomy”; as i search in the net i fund this manuscript “nasir al din al tusi Kitab suwar al-kawakib MS Ayasofya 2595,fol.25b_26a ” which has painting about Persian zodiac ,would you mind if i ask you to search painting this manuscript or related one in your Collection or help me to know how i can found it.i send for you this link for better induct.

    Best Regards
    Samira Rezaei .M.A in painting.

    samira rezaei

    July 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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