Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle has administered the library of the
German Oriental Society: Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft
since 1925. Its holdings of around 68,000 volumes are located in the department Vorderer Orient/Ethnologie. In
addition, the library also holds 135 Arabic manuscripts.
Since its foundation in 1845, the Society has continuously acquired primary and secondary literature with a
regional focus on the Near East, Asia and Africa. It holds important German-language and international Oriental
Studies journals. The historical book collection from the 15th to the 19th centuries comprises approximately
21,100 titles. In accordance with the founding charter, especially in the 19th century manuscripts and other
materials were collected in addition to printed material. These special holdings include a collection of around
450 manuscripts, including 135 Arabic manuscripts, which were collected by travelers to the region in the 19th
arabischen Handschriften in der Bibliothek der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
, Leipzig: Brockhaus
Katalog der Bibliothek der
Bibliothek der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
, Bd. 2, Teil A: Handschriften, Inschriften, Münzen,
Verschiedenes, Leipzig: Brockhaus 1881.
Katalog der Bibliothek der Bibliothek der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
, Bd. 2, Teil B: Persische
und hindustanische Handschriften, Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1911.