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Karl R. Schaefer

Karl R. Schaefer is Professor of Librarianship at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University (1985) and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma (1992). Dr, Schaefer’s articles on medieval Arabic block printing have appeared in scholarly journals and his study of the corpus of Arabic block printed amulets, Enigmatic Charms: Medieval Arabic Block Printed Amulets in American and European Libraries and Museums (Brill Academic, 2006) is the only comprehensive study of the craft to date. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2009-201

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