Stefanie Brinkmann is a research fellow at the Bibliotheca Arabica Project at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig. She holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Göttingen and has held acting professorships at Freiburg and Hamburg Universities. Her main research interests are manuscript studies, hadith, material culture (especially the history of food and drink), and classical Arabic poetry.
The most significant and by far largest collections of Zaydi manuscripts are housed by the many public and private libraries of Yemen, an endangered cultural heritage tradition, currently at risk due to the conflict and warfare in Yemen. The contributions brought together in this volume address a wide spectrum of aspects concerning Yemeni manuscript cultures, with some focusing on their history and present state within Yemen and others discussing the collections of manuscripts of Yemeni provenance in Europe and elsewhere.
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