Sunday, 16 October 2011

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique - Free online

Previously available only on a CD with periodic updates, the 10th edition of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is now available free online. Registration required. (Note: the interface and application are in French).

[from H-TURK post]
"PUBL.- 2011 Issue of Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique online
Thesaurus d'├ępigraphie islamique is now available on the Web and free!
Just go to
Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique (formerly on CD-Rom, now online), new issue :
No. 10 : Inscriptions from South-East Asia (Burma, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

In the same issue are also included, updated:
No. 1: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya;
No. 2: Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain);
No. 3: Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan);
Nos. 4 and 5: Egypt;
No. 6: Indian world (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives);
Nos. 7-9 : Sub-Saharan Africa, Irak, Western Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, France)
Now altogether almost 23,000 inscriptions, with 6,000 photos of inscriptions.
The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is designed and compiled under the direction of Ludvik Kalus, Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and Directeur d'Etudes at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.

Carried out by Frederique Soudan, Chargee de recherche de la Fondation Max van Berchem.
Developed under the patronage of the Fondation Max van Berchem (Geneva).
The goal of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is to bring together all of the inscriptions in Arabic, Persian and Turkish (as well as in other "small" languages) from the Muslim world up to the year 1000 of the Hegira.

The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is a vital resource for historians, art historians and other specialists of the region.
Operating under the major Web browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet explorer) , it performs searches quickly and easily by various criteria such as date, current location, kind of inscription, site, type of support, material and more. By doing a word search in the Arabic text, it is possible to locate every inscription containing a particular word, in couple of seconds.

For epigraphical and technical questions, please contact: (Ludvik Kalus and Frederique Soudan)"

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