[AREBICA / ALJAMIADO LITERATURE / HISTORY OF ISLAM] Kratak târîh-i Islâm [i.e., A short history of Islam]

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Islamska Donchika Stamparija u Sarajevu, Sarajevo, [c. 1930-39].

Original wrappers. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 17 cm). In Bosnian with Arabic letters (Arebica). 95 p., b/w ills., 1 folded panorama (28x21,5 cm).

First edition of this uncommon Arebica textbook published for the primary schools of Bosnia and Herzegovina including a remarkable folded panorama of the Kaba’ah in Mecca.

Arebica is a variant of the Arabic script used to write the Serbo-Croatian language. It was used mainly between the 15th and 19th centuries and is frequently categorized as part of Aljamiado literature. During Austro-Hungarian rule, there were unsuccessful efforts by Bosnian Muslims to grant Arebica equal status alongside Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. Apart from literature, Arebica was used in religious schools and administration, though less than other scripts.

As of January 2024, we couldn’t trace any copies in the OCLC and KVK.