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:

Licentiate in Arabic and Islamic Studies
Doctorate in Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Licentiate Thesis is a work of methodological and critical analysis of an Arabic text; this comprises the translation of a previously untranslated text from Arabic into a Western language. Copies of the theses are kept by the Library and made available as material for study, although they remain under the restrictions applied to ‘non-published material’. The Library contains more than 350 PISAI licentiate theses.

The Doctoral Thesis requires the student to produce a scientific piece of research which will make a substantial and original contribution to the field of research. More than 25 PISAI doctoral theses are housed in the Library.

The Library also boasts a collection of Licentiate and Doctoral Theses not obtained at the Institute but pertinent to the field of research. These theses are often offered by undergraduate and postgraduate students who, in researching and writing up their work, have consulted the library of PISAI.

See the index of the licentiate theses

See the index of the doctoral theses



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