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  1. ‘The life stream of an office’: Instructions for dealing with correspondence at the British Residency in Bushire

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library A document written in the mid-1940s sheds light on how the Bushire Political Residency files came ...


  2. Finding Aid: Muscat Political Agency Records

    Ula Zeir Content Specialist- Arabic Language, British Library What do the records created by the British Political Agency at Muscat have to offer us? ...


  3. Claudius James Rich: Administrator, traveller, author, and collector of manuscripts and antiquities

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library The life and death of Claudius James Rich, author of 'Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan' ...


  4. Finding Aid: Political Residency, Bushire IOR/R/15/1: 1763-1948

    Robert Astin Content Specialist, Archivist, British Library An overview of the records created by Britain’s Political Residency at Bushire between 1763 ...


  5. Finding Aid: Political (External) Department Records

    Alex Hailey Content Specialist, Archivist, British Library An overview of records on the Qatar Digital Library originating from the Political (External) ...


  6. Home and Away: The Itinerant History of the Hawala Arabs

    Dr Ahmed Dailami Arabic Language Specialist, British Library Appearing in files from Bahrain in the 1930s, the terms ‘Holi’ (singular) and ‘Hawala’ ...


  7. The Arabic Translations of Ptolemy's Almagest

    Prof. Paul Kunitzsch Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies, the University of Munich, Germany Around 150 AD Claudius Ptolemaeus wrote the great handbook ...


  8. Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq and the Rise of Arabic as a Language of Science

    Dr Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library In the ninth century, Ḥunayn ibn Ishāq decided to explain Greek terminology, ...


  9. Scientific Translators and Powerful Patrons

    Dr Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library During the first four centuries of Islam, almost all the Greek scientific literature ...


  10. Why Were So Many of the Greek-Arabic Translators Christians?

    Dr Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library An enormous effort was made to translate almost all known Greek literature into ...


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