The Oriental Collection
The Oriental collections in The Royal Library of Denmark comprise manuscripts, block prints, and printed books in languages of Asia and North Africa. A total of 5.000 items from the 10th century forward. The collections are acquired for research in language, religion, and culture in its widest sense, including history.
Digital editions from the Oriental Collections were chosen for their beauty, rarity, calligraphy, bindings etc.
These materials are made available online and are subdivided into the following groups:
- Qur’an and other religious texts
- Shafi’i fiqh
- Shi’a works
- Medicine and natural science
- Printed books: literature
- Avesta and Pahlavi
- Printed books
- Narrative work in rhyming couplets
- Qissai Benazir aur Badremunir or Sihr al-bayan by Mīr Ghūlam Hasan Dihlī [1727-1786 CE] (Copy from 1829 with illustrations)
Copies, photographs etc.
Requests for slides, scans and other types of reproductions should be directed to The Photographic Studio. Permission to reproduce is normally given, provided that it is for a non-commercial purpose and The Royal Library is duly credited.