The particular consideration devoted to books in the Muslim world, is something proverbial and found its main explanation in the assumption according to which the Word of God, after a first phase of oral transmission, required to be fixed in a written form; the written medium soon took the shape of the codex, first for the manuscript copies of the Qurʼān, and then for all the sciences and subjects of knowledge.
In the last decades, the study of the physical aspects of the book and of their historical stratification, that is the science of codicology, has acquired the status of autonomous science also in Arab-Islamic context and, as in other cultural environments, reveals to be extremely interesting not only for the contribution to other disciplines related to textual transmission, but also as a new perspective of research in the history of science and technology and for the definition of appropriate conservative interventions on original material.
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