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Epigraphy
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Epigraphy is the study or science of inscriptions, i.e. texts traced upon some hard substance for the sake of durability, as on a monument, building, stone, tablet, medal, coin, vase, etc. The use of the Qurʾān in the corpus of Muslim inscriptions will be the focus of this article.

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The durability of inscriptions was obser…

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Hoyland, Robert and Porter, Venetia, “Epigraphy”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 18 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00054>



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