COMUNICACIÓN Y PRENSA
Arabic Epigraphy is one of the most important files that the Royal Academy of History owns, which documentary collection is considered as the oldest of Spain. The book includes all the inscriptions and objects with texts in Arabic language that are preserve in the Academy, materials and documents entered or generated by the institution, throughout his more than two hundred fifty years of existence.
They come from twenty-five Spanish provinces and from the foreign, and remain in the files of the Office of Antiquities. Between all, the one that refers to Granada stands out (one of three principal places of origin) and, specially to the Alhambra, which reflects the interest that the Academy has always had to the city and the importance of this one for the Islamic Spanish Patrimony.
The book complements itself with a selected bibliography and a few indexes, which makes this Catalogue an indispensable work for the research and the knowledge of the medieval Islamic Spain. The publication will constitute a reference point of these studies in the 21st century.
The edition is elaborated by María Antonia Martínez, teacher of the University of Malaga in collaboration with Alberto Canto, teacher of the Autonomous University of Madrid, and the researcher Isabel Rodríguez Casanova.
Jesús Bermúdez. Technical Adviser of research of the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife.