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’ in 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.

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. F. G. Higham, C. Bronk Ramsey, D. Chivall, J. Graystone, D. Baker, E. Hendersen and P. Ditchfield, Radiocarbon Dates from the Oxford AMS System: Archaeometry Datelist 36. Archaeometry, 60: 628– 640.

2021, S. R. Kilroy, 'The Birmingham Qur'an: an introduction to the conservation and radiocarbon dating' in M. J. Driscoll (ed.), Care and conservation of manuscripts: Proceedings of the seventeenth international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 11th - 13th April 2018. Care and conservation of manuscripts, proceedings, vol. 17, Museum Tusculanum, Copenhagen, pp. 89-105.

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.