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The evolution of the Arabic cryptologic treatises discovered in Istanbul's Süleymaniye library is presented, linking its various phases to the greater bureaucratic trends of the regimes which produced these treatises. Expand
This paper argues that the study of Ottoman printing developed from the European experience of print, and that this history continues to impact contemporary scholarship on the topic unduly. To… Expand
This article argues that papermaking supported cryptanalysis's invention; that cryptology—meaning both cryptography and cryptanalysis—could not be practiced before the sustained production of paper; and that Medieval Arabic cryptology originated in tandem with algebra, and that the regional Islamicate postal service, or the barīd, was used to relay Medieval Arabic Cryptology. Expand
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Abstract This article examines the political economy of Cairo's emerging Arabic private printing industry during the third quarter of the 19th century. I use the constituent texts of the industry to… Expand
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