Digital Corpus

Digital corpus

The Invisible East programme is developing a Digital Corpus that contains searchable data on 500-1,000 documents and local texts from the wider Islamicate East dating to between the 8th and 13th centuries C.E. These will include: meta-data in all instances, and in a smaller set, full transcriptions, translations, and commentary. The texts vary in type, including documents (e.g. sales deeds, marriage contracts, land survey reports, tax receipts, debt acknowledgements, administrative and personal letters), literary and poetic fragments, texts of a historical, religious or legal nature, and other miscellanea. The digital corpus will be searchable by political, economic, legal and religious categories. All data will be publicly accessible in accordance with ERC requirements.