The Codex Parisino-Petropolitanus

Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris, Francia

Simona Bertolaso

Paris

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The Codex Parisino-Petropolitanus is a 98 folio Quran manuscript dating back to the late 7th or early 8th century. The manuscript was found with several Quranic fragments in the Amr Mosque in Fustat, Egypt. During the Napoleonic expedition in the late 18th century, French scholar Jean-Joseph Marcel bought several of the folios and Jean-Louis Asselin de Cherville bought a few more pages a few years later. Research conducted by Yassin Dutton suggests that the manuscript may have been written in Syria as it is written in the qira’at (readings/recitations) of Ibn Amir of Damascus, Syria. Today, parts of the manuscript are preserved across four different institutions: the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Library of Russia, the Vatican Library, and the Khalili Collection in London.

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