The Manuscripts and Cultural Heritage Unit at the University
of Human Development (UHD) has published two books which study old manuscripts about
two important topics.
The first book is ‘Epidemiology and writing about epidemics’
by Dr Hardi Mahdi Mika. It uncovers and analyses an old Kurdish text on epidemiology
by famous Kurdish scholar Idris Bitlisi.
The second book is titled ‘Well-known Kurdish scholars in the Arab
manuscripts: Biography and their manuscripts’ written by researcher Yaseen Taha
Muhammad. The book looks at a large number of old texts produced in different
areas and at different times in the Arab World. It is an attempt to see how
Kurdish scholars were cited and described in ancient Arab texts.
and Cultural Heritage Unit sees with great importance the recovery of Kurdish
literary heritages to preserve them and analyse and introduce them to the new
generation – this constitutes part of the Kurdish identity.