The General Diamond Catalogue


General Catalog

The Diamond general catalog gives access to the resources of its partners, described in the RDA format. At this time, there are 8 partners:

• the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies  (Cairo, Egypt)
• the Institute of Arabic Manuscripts (Cairo, Egypt)
• the Vatican Apostolic Library (the Vatican City)
• the Giorgio La Pira Library (Palermo, Italy)
• the French Institute of Oriental Archeology, Archives and Collections Department (Cairo, Egypt)
• the Leonine Commission (Paris, France)
• the Digital Center for Oriental Manuscripts (Erbil, Iraq)
• the Saint Mark Foundation for Coptic Heritage (Cairo, Egypt)


The Partners’ Catalogs

Each partner offers its readers access to the resources of its collections through its particular catalog.

Catalog of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies

Catalog of the Institute of Arab Manuscripts

Catalog of the Giorgo La Pira library

Catalog of the Archives and Collections Department of the French Institute of Oriental Archeology (manuscripts only)

Catalog of the Vatican Apostolic Library

Catalog of Leonine Commission Library

Catalog of Digital Center for Oriental Manuscripts

Catalog of Saint Mark Foundation for Coptic Heritage


The Targeted Catalogs

Diamond also provides researchers with three catalogs focused on specific areas of expertise: the written heritage of the Muslim worlds, the written heritage of the medieval Western world and that of the Eastern Christian world.

The written heritage of the Muslim worlds

Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Kindī, who died in 866, was a passer. He transmitted, thanks to the various collaborations he organized with the Syriac monks translators, the Greek philosophy to the new Islamic culture, which was in search of a scientific vocabulary.

Albertus: The written heritage of the Western medieval world

A German Dominican, saint Albert the Great was the first one to introduce Greek and Arab sciences to the nascent university in Europe. His writings deal with logic, philosophy and theology, but also botany, astronomy and law. He died in 1280 in Cologne. His most famous disciple was saint Thomas Aquinas.

Ignatios: The written heritage of the Eastern Christian world

Bishop of Antioch at the beginning of the second century, saint Ignatius was one of the first Christian theologians. His writings on the divinity of Christ and the episcopal organization of the Church are recognized by all Churches, both in the East and the West. He died a martyr in Rome.