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The Filāḥa Texts Project: The Arabic Books of Husbandry

Nachstehend zitiere ich ein E-Mail  von Simon Fitzwilliam-Hall vom 14. April 2011, das über die Mailingliste H-HISTGEOG ausgesandt wurde, zusätzlich zirkulierte es auch in den Mailinglisten MEDMED-L und ASFS:

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Filaha Texts Project and website at which focuses on medieval Arabic farming manuals and their manuscripts. The FTP should be of interest to those engaged in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Historical Geography, Environmental History, Medieval History, Agricultural History and Traditional Knowledge.
The FTP sets out to publicise the latest research on the Arabic Books of Filaha, providing bio-bibliographic profiles on each of the authors, including notices of all existing manuscripts, published editions, etc. Also provided are a number of Arabic texts and English translations, as well as various scholarly resources (bibliography, glossaries, articles, etc). At the heart of the Project lies a collaborative translation platform that allows a text to be translated by multiple translators at the same time. Ultimately, we hope to be able to publish facsimiles of the manuscripts themselves and full English translations. We encourage all those interested to register as members of the FT Network (see Community page) allowing them to participate in the Forum and Translation Platform. The FTP is conceived as a collaborative project. Any corrections/suggestions and contributions in terms of articles, images, content, etc. will be most welcome.

Dieses Projekt ist nicht nur inhaltlich für das PPM interessant, weil es mit der vorhandenen arabischen mittelalterlichen Haushaltsliteratur die europäische um viele (teilweise) unbekannte Texte und Inhalte ergänzt, sondern  auch durch den community-gestützte Zugang zur Thematik, der sich auch hier wiederfinden lässt. Man darf die Entwicklung dieser Plattform mit Spannung verfolgen!