Citation practices are at the heart of the study of book history. Through the identification of isnads and of the names and networks that isnads represent, we are exploring how authors use citations and what they mean when they use isnads. Combining this information with text reuse data, we can also study when certain authors cite authorities and when they fail to do so.

These matters and other related research questions are explored in the following blog posts:

Mapping Who’s Who in Isnads – First Steps

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One of the major challenges for those working with historical Arabic texts lies in names, and in the variety of ways that authors might refer to the same per...