Paraliterary text: T-S Ar.39.60

Paraliterary text T-S Ar.39.60

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Three audition (samāʿ) certificates of a literary work. In Arabic script. Two of the notes are demarcated by square lines and may be of the same hand while the third note is written by a different hand (and with different ink and pen) at the foot of the page. The dates are given, but it appears that the year is torn away each time. Many names are given (the listeners, the readers, and in one case the scribe). For an overview of this genre, see Tilman Seidensticker, "Audience Certificates in Arabic Manuscripts – the Genre and a Case Study*," Manuscript Cultures 8, 75–91. Needs further examination. ASE.