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A library in Cairo specializing in Classical Arabic and Islamic heritage

The library of the IDEO is one of the most important specialized libraries in Islamic studies. It is open to everyone. Our collection brings together over 155,000 monographs and nearly 1,800 journals and periodicals. It aims to cover all disciplines of Islamic studies: Arabic language, Qurʾānic exegesis, kalām, law and jurisprudence, history, philosophy, Sufism, and the history of sciences. It provides access to over 20,000 classical texts from the Arab-Muslim heritage, as well as secondary literature in both Arabic and Western languages. Several PhD theses are also available..

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The Targeted Catalogs

AlKindi: The written heritage of the Muslim worlds

Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī, who passed away in 866, played a pivotal role as a transmittor. He effectively transmitted Greek philosophy to the emerging Islamic culture by orchestrating collaborations with Syriac monk-translators, which facilitated the development of a scientific vocabulary in the Islamic world.

Albertus: The written heritage of the Western medieval world

Saint Albert the Great, a German Dominican, was the pioneer who first introduced Greek and Arab sciences to the burgeoning European university. His writings encompassed logic, philosophy, and theology, as well as botany, astronomy, and law. He passed away in Cologne in 1280. His most renowned disciple was Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Ignatios: The written heritage of the Eastern Christian world

At the beginning of the second century, Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, was one of the earliest Christian theologians. His writings on the divinity of Christ and the episcopal organization of the Church are universally acknowledged by both Eastern and Western Churches. He met a martyr’s end in Rome.

Maryana: The portal of the Nahḍa

Maryana Marrash (1848‒1919) was a Syrian writer and poet of the Arab Renaissance (al-Nahḍa). She revitalized the tradition of literary salons in the Arab world and was among the first women to publish Arabic poetry in modern times and contribute to Arabic-language daily newspapers.

The General Catalog

Diamond

The Diamond general catalog gives access to the resources of its partners, described in the RDA format.

Diamond and LRM/RDA

We are pleased to present the new version of Diamond, which natively integrates the conceptual model proposed by the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA): the LRM (Library Reference Model). This model consolidates IFLA's conceptual models that were developed separately: FRBR, FRAD, FRSAD. Diamond also uses the RDA (Resource Description and Access) format for its metadata.

FRBR specifies four levels of information. Each level can be linked to a particular responsibility.

  • The item, at the lowest level: this is the document you actually have in hand. It is identified by its call number. Possible responsibilities include: a donor, a binder, or a dedicatee.
  • The manifestation: it corresponds to a specific publication. It is identified by an ISBN/ISSN. Possible responsibilities include: a publishing house, a printer, or a copyright owner.
  • The expression: it corresponds to a specific edition. It is usually identified by a language. Possible responsibilities include: an intellectual editor, a translator, or an illustrator.
  • The work, at the highest level: it corresponds to the intellectual production itself. It is identified by its title. Possible responsibilities include: an author, a compiler, or a recipient.

Each of these four levels can be linked to an authority and to another element of the same level.

  • At the work level, this allows displaying the historical and cultural context of a work. Examples of relationships include: a commentary, a refutation, a summary, or a compilation.
  • At the manifestation level, this allows displaying the editorial context of a manifestation. Examples of relationships include: a reprint, a pull-out, belonging to a collection, or accompanying material.

Finally, authorities themselves can be linked to each other, allowing the display of family and academic relationships. Examples of relationships include: a son, a father, a disciple, or a master.

Library of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies
Works
229421
Expressions
243162
Manifestations
246089
Items
105941
Agents
112353

Latest records

Monograph Printed

Paris : Maison Mame, 1974

Monograph Printed

De quoi se mêlent les urbanistes?

Roger Katan, [préface de Agnès Vachette]

Arles : Editions Actes/Sud, 1979

Monograph Printed

L'Empire du Grand Turc, vu par un sujet de Louis XIV

Jean Thévenot, Présentation de François Billacois

Paris : Calmann-Lévy, 1965

Early work Printed

Córdoba : Universidad de Córdoba ; Séville : Universidad de Sevilla ; Grenade : Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, 2018, Espagne : Julio Navarro Palazón ; Espagne : Carmen Trillo San José ; Grenade : Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas (CSIC), 2018

Monograph Printed

Genève : Kundig, 1950

Monograph Printed

Paris : Hachette, 1964

Monograph Printed

Sud Amérique

Jean-Gérard Fleury

New York : Éditions de la Maison française, 1943

Monograph Printed

[القاهرة] : مؤسسة محمد السيد محمد محمد مصطفى للنشر والتوزيع ؛ القاهرة : دار ميراث النبوة للنشر والتوزيع، 2021 [1442]

Monograph Printed

La faim

par René Masseyeff

Paris : Presses universitaires de France, 1956

Monograph Printed

L'homme de Sartre

Benoît Pruche

Paris : B. Arthaud, 1949

Monograph Printed

Leide : Brill, 2023

Monograph Printed

The living Qur'an

Ali J. Hussain

Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2023

Monograph Printed