Wednesday, January 19, 2011


e-corpus is a collective digital library coordinated by the Centre de Conservation du Livre (Arles, and co-financed by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and the European Union.

There are 452 oriental manuscripts directly accessible from more than 50 establishments around the world (721 Arab, Muslim and Christian, Berber, 29 Persian, Oudou, Hindu, 50 Abkhazian ms, 131 Syriac, Coptic, XX Hebrew ms,) conserved in oriental and occidental libraries.
One page of a manuscript with magical square (Library pf Lmuhub Ulahbib, Bejaia, Algeria)

E-corpus is not only a document library; the platform can also stream audio recordings.

In recent months, several digital music sites were launched:
-Oriental music
-Syriac liturgical songs (collaboration of Manumed: University of Louvain and University of Kaslik)
-Coptic liturgical songs (collaboration of Manumed: University of Louvain and the Coptic Patriarchate of Cairo)
-Traditional Iranian songs (there are currently 2 recordings but there will be hundreds here in a few weeks)

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