The Khalidiyah Library in Jerusalem, 1720-2001
Author: 
Publisher: 
The Khalidiyah Library, Jerusalem
Publication Year: 
2002
Language: 
Arabic
Number of Pages: 
75
Keywords: 
تاريخ فلسطين
نظمي الجعبة
صور عن المكتبة الخالدية
مخطوطات
المكتبات الفلسطينية
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Abstract

Located on Bab al-Silsilah Road near al-Haram al-Sharif, the Khalidiyah Library is housed in the oldest Mameluke structure in the Old City. The Khalidiyah Library is the largest and one of the most important Islamic family libraries in the world today. The idea of opening the library to the public stems from the 1880s when Rajab al-Khalidi persuaded his mother to endow the collection.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Walid Khalidi was born in Jerusalem, he was educated at the University of London and Oxford University.  He taught at Oxford, the American University of Beirut, and Harvard.  Khalidi is a cofounder of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS, Beirut), of which he was general secretary until recently.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a cofounder of the Royal Scientific Society, Amman.  He currently serves as President of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPSUS, Washington, DC).

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