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Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp, who ruled the Mazandarin Province of Iran during the late 15th century, seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants.
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

 Fonds
Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents This collection consists of over 700 manuscripts pertaining to the Islamicate world and South Asia, dating from the 10th to 19th centuries C.E. (the majority being post-1500). Chiefly bound paper codices, it includes sacred texts of importance to the Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, Qur’anic commentaries, Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi’i Imams, works treating Islamic law, world history, the history of India, medicine,...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries C.E. (bulk: post-1500 C.E.)

Papers of Professor James Robertson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1041
Scope and Contents

The Papers of Professor James Robertson consist of notes on oriental languages.

Dates: before 1795

Papers of Professor Robert Bertram Serjeant

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1062
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of 11 unsorted boxes of papers which contain research notes (linguistics, ethonology and anthropology in South Arabia), bibliography notes, newspapers related to events in South Arabia, photocopies of Arabic manuscripts, typed notes on the political and military situation in Yemen during the 1960s (North Yemen Civil War). Papers relating to academic research, containing...
Dates: 1940-1980

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Arabic Language -- Grammar 1
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Art, South Asian 1
Astronomy 1
Bible -- Manuscripts 1
Biography 1
Calligraphy, Persian 1
Christianity and other religions -- Islam 1
Chronology, Historical--Early works to 1800 1
Composition and exercises 1
Cosmography 1
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Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Arabic 1
Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Persian 1
Epic literature, Persian 1
Ethics 1
Falnamas 1
Firmans 1
Geography 1
Hadith 1
Hebrew Language 1
Hindu chronology 1
Hindu literature, Persian 1
Hinduism--Doctrines 1
India -- History 1
Iran -- History 1
Islam 1
Islam -- History 1
Islam -- Prayers and devotions 1
Islam--Africa 1
Islamic astrology 1
Islamic law 1
Islamic philosophy 1
Islamic sects 1
Karbalāʾ, Battle of, Karbalāʾ, Iraq, 680 1
Koran--Criticism, interpretation, etc. 1
Letter writing, Arabic 1
Letter writing, Persian 1
Love poetry, Persian 1
Manuscripts, Persian 1
Maqamah 1
Mathematics 1
Medicine 1
Middle East 1
Mogul Empire -- History 1
Mogul Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography 1
Mogul Empire -- Politics and government 1
Music--India 1
Persian language--Grammar 1
Persian poetry 1
Philology 1
Physiognomy 1
Proverbs, Arabic 1
Proverbs, Persian 1
Qurʼan -- Manuscripts 1
Rhetoric 1
Sacred works 1
Satire, Persian 1
South Asia 1
Sufism 1
Tales -- Arab countries 1
Tales--India 1
Tales--Iran 1
Travelers’ writings, Persian 1
Urdu poetry 1
Yemen (Arab Republic) History 1962-1970 1
Yemen (Arab Republic)--History--Revolution, 1962. 1
Yemen | Description and travel 1
historiography 1
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