Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kraus-Mayerhof Offprint Indexes Available Online

The Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints digital collection includes indexes to journal articles, books chapters, and portions of larger works. Generally printed at the same time as the book or journal, offprints are printed for the author's use. The indexes from the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints offer a comprehensive look at the articles and book chapters in the collection. Topics covered include Arabic literature, Islamic philosophy, Arab medicine, and Muslim scholarship.

Index of offprints related to the study of Islamic philosophy. Image courtesy of the American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library.
The offprints were originally collected by Paul Kraus, an Arabist born in Praugue in 1904. Kraus was educated in Europe and spent several years in Cairo and the Middle East before his death in 1944. The collected offprints feature scholarship authored by German opthamologist, author, medical historian Max Meyerhof. Dr. Max, as he was referred to by patients, was born in 1874 and died in 1945 in Cairo where he helped establish medical care in Egypt.The indexes to the Kraus-Meyerhof Offprints Collection were compiled sometime during the time ranging from the