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Manuscripts, Persian

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din), 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

 Item
Identifier: Or Ms 20
Scope and Contents This work, the greatest oriental treasure of Edinburgh University Library, is one of the supreme masterpieces of Persian book painting and one of the most important medieval manuscripts from either West or East. It was written by the historian and vizier to the Ilkhanid court, Rashid al-Din, and copied in Tabriz by the author's own scribes and illustrators. There is some debate as to the exact date of this manuscript, but it was almost certainly completed within the author's lifetime, making it...
Dates: 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

Oriental Manuscripts Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Or Ms
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

Persian manuscript on medicine, entitled 'Kitab al-'ilal wa al-amrad'

 Unprocessed — Box CLX-A-368
Identifier: SC-Acc-2018-0034
Dates: 1294 AH (1877 AD)