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Content Description The ms and ts/printed items are: 1 x copy ts sheet 'Islam in India' [1961 statistics], 1p 1 x ts paper, untitled, but concerned with 'talks about Islam', and referring to 'four fortnightly evening meetings, sponsored jointly by the Student Christian Movement and the Islamic Cultural Centre ... held at the Student Movement House in London' , 7pp 1 x copy sheet 'Christian/Muslim Conversations. Summary of the Results',...
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Scope and Contents The collection of over 700 oriental manuscripts includes some of the greatest treasures of Edinburgh University Library. The manuscripts are mainly Islamic, written in Arabic or Persian, but there are also Jewish Torah scrolls, Buddhist texts on palm leaves and Hindu manuscripts.The Al-Bîrûnî, Rashid al-Din and Mahabharata manuscripts are the best-known items (Or Ms 161, Or Ms 20, Or Ms 510). Other treasures include a beautiful Koran (Or Ms 148) which belonged to Tipu-Sahib, Sultan of...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries
- Christianity 1
- Manuscripts, Arabic 1
- Manuscripts, Persian 1
- Middle East 1
- Palm-leaf manuscripts 1
- English 1
- Multiple languages 1
- Baillie, John B, fl 1876 (donor of the Oriental Manuscripts Collection) 1
- Baillie, John, of Leys, 1772-1833 (Professor of Arabic and Persian, Fort William College) 1
- Cragg, Albert Kenneth, 1913-2012 (Assistant Bishop of Jerusalem) 1
- Howarth, Toby Matthew, Bishop (Church of England) 1