Publications and research


The Birmingham Qur'an manuscript is documented in the following catalogues and articles:

1961, D. Hopwood, ‘The Islamic Manuscripts in the Mingana collection’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society XCIII/3-4.

1982, K. ‘Awwad, ‘Aqdam al-makhtutat al-‘arabiyya fi maktabat al-‘alam’ (The Oldest Arabic Manuscripts in the World's Libraries), Baghdad, 1982.

1985, H. L. Gottschalk, D. Hopwood (eds) et. al. ‘The Islamic Arabic Manuscripts in the Mingana Collection’ Volume IV.

1997, L-A Hunt, ‘The Mingana and Related Collections. A Survey of Illustrated Arabic, Greek, Eastern Christian, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham’.

2009, Gerd-R. Puin: ‘The Alif in Qur’anic Orthography: Vowel letters and ortho-epic writing variants’

2009, F. Déroche, ‘La Transmission écrite du Coran dans les débuts de l'Islam. Le codex Parisino-petropolitanus.’ (Leiden – Boston).

2011, A. Fedeli, ‘The Provenance of the Manuscript Mingana Islamic Arabic 1572: Dispersed folios from a few Qur'anic quires’ in Manuscripta Orientalia, Vol 17, No 1, June 2011 pp.45-56.

2018, T. G. F Higham et al., ‘Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS System: Archaeometry Datelist 36’, Archaeometry 60, 3 (2018), pp. 628-640.   

2021, S. Kilroy, 'The Birmingham Qur'an: an introduction to the conservation and radiocarbon dating' in Matthew James Driscoll (ed.), Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 17, Proceedings of the 17th international seminar held at the University of Copenghagen 11-13th April 2018, Museum Tusculanum Press ISBN 978-87-635-4687-4

Further information about the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts can be found in the archival collections of the Cadbury Research Library. This includes the papers of Alphonse Mingana.