Handschriften der Bibliothek der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft


Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle has administered the library of the German Oriental Society: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft since 1925. Its holdings of around 68,000 volumes are located in the department Vorderer Orient/Ethnologie. In addition, the library also holds 135 Arabic manuscripts.

Collection History

Since its foundation in 1845, the Society has continuously acquired primary and secondary literature with a regional focus on the Near East, Asia and Africa. It holds important German-language and international Oriental Studies journals. The historical book collection from the 15th to the 19th centuries comprises approximately 21,100 titles. In accordance with the founding charter, especially in the 19th century manuscripts and other materials were collected in addition to printed material. These special holdings include a collection of around 450 manuscripts, including 135 Arabic manuscripts, which were collected by travelers to the region in the 19th century.