Yemen


  • Region

    Middle East
  • Country

    Yemen
  • Cities

    Ḍaḥyān, Ḥajjah, Kawkabān, Sa'dah, Sana'a, and Shahārat al-Ghīs
  • Repositories

    Jāmi' Shahāra, Maktabat Āl al-Ghālibī, Maktabat Aḥmad al-Maqḥafī, Maktabat Muḥammad Ḥusayn Sharaf al-Dīn, Maktabat Āl al-Hāshimī, Maktabat Mazār al-Imām al-Hādī, Maktabat ‘Abd al-Ḥafīẓ ibn ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Maḥbashī, Maktabat ‘Abd al-Qādir ibn ‘Abd Allāh Sharaf al-Dīn, Maktabat Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Mahdī, Maktabat Ḥasan ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad al-Miḍwāḥī, Maktabat Sharaf Aḥmad Qāsim al-Mutawakkil, Maktabat Yaḥyá ibn Ḥusayn al-Daylamī
  • Languages

    Arabic and others
  • Project Dates

    2009-present
  • Partners


Yemen’s minority Zaydi-tradition Muslim community has been caught between the forces fighting for control of this strategically positioned country. Their manuscripts preserve a rich Islamic intellectual tradition that sheds valuable light on the formative centuries and diverse currents of Islam. HMML is partnering with the ZMT project at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton to provide an online home for Zaydi manuscripts held in Yemen and repositories around the world.

Sana'a Sana'a
Yemeni manuscript in the Maktabat Āl al-Ghālibī collection, Ḍaḥyān, Yemen (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/139561'>ZMT 569</a>) Yemeni manuscript in the Maktabat Āl al-Ghālibī collection, Ḍaḥyān, Yemen (ZMT 569)
Yemeni manuscript in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesit collection, Berlin (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/142496'>ZMT 800</a>) Yemeni manuscript in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesit collection, Berlin (ZMT 800)
Yemeni manuscript in the Accademia dei Lincei collection, Rome Yemeni manuscript in the Accademia dei Lincei collection, Rome
Cover of a manuscript in the Maktabat Āl al-Hāshimī collection, Sa'dah, Yemen (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/144324'>ZMT 1200</a>) Cover of a manuscript in the Maktabat Āl al-Hāshimī collection, Sa'dah, Yemen (ZMT 1200)
Yemeni manuscript in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek collection, Vienna (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/141717'>ZMT 304</a>) Yemeni manuscript in the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek collection, Vienna (ZMT 304)
Yemeni manuscript in the Fondo Emilio Dubbiosi at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma Yemeni manuscript in the Fondo Emilio Dubbiosi at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma

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