MS Paris, Bibliothèque des Missions étrangères 1069: The French-Arabic Dictionary of François Pétis de la Croix (1653-1713)?

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Sonja Brentjes

Abstract

This paper analyses an anonymous French-Arabic dictionary preserved in Paris, Bibliothèque des Missions étrangères. I argue that it seems to be a copy of a dictionary compiled by the early modern French Orientalist and diplomat François Pétis de la Croix, the younger. Beyond the question of authorship, I survey the themes and structure of the dictionary and discuss the compiler’s cultural insights into Ottoman and Safavid societies and the cultural barriers that his translations reveal.

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Manuscripts

MS Paris, BnF, Arabe 1473.
MS Paris, BnF, Arabe 1683.
MS Paris, BnF, Arabe 4343.
MS Paris, Missions Étrangères, 1069.
MS Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Borg. Pers. 14.


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