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date: 07 July 2020

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The Qur’an is one of the most published books in the world. Centuries have passed since the appearance of the very first printed Qur’anic copies. Since then mankind has endured a multitude of ideological shifts and cultural revolutions, philosophical conceptions and schools becoming popular only to be forgotten as cultural orientations and priorities have changed. In one fashion or another, the history of the Qur’anic text editions found its expression in major events, shaking the world. The author presents the key editions that influenced the history of publishing of the Qur’an and concentrates on the complete Arabic Qur’an produced by means of movable type or lithography, as well as on certain facsimile editions.

Keywords: the Qur’an, editions, movable type, lithography, facsimile editions, print, manuscripts, history, Russia

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