The Library also has in its possession the work of students presented to fulfil the requirements at the conclusion of their course of study at PISAI:
The Licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies
The Doctoral Degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies
The Licentiate Thesis is a work of methodological and critical analysis of an Arabic author; this comprises the translation of a previously untranslated text from Arabic into a Western language. In this work, linguistic knowledge acquired during the previous years of study is applied and this is backed up with a critical study of the translated text. The texts chosen, which have never been previously translated, are kept by the library and made available as material for study although they remain under the restrictions applied to ‘non-published material’.
The Doctoral Thesis, however, requires the student to produce a scientific piece of work which, through his choice of a text of an unknown or little-known author, will make a substantial and original contribution to the field of research.
The Library also boasts a collection of Licentiate and Doctoral Theses not obtained at the Institute but pertinent to the field of research. These are given by undergraduate and postgraduate students who, in researching and writing up their work, have consulted sources in the library.
See the index of the licentiate theses
See the index of the doctoral theses