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historiography

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 239: لب التواريخ Lubb al-tawārīkh, undated (original text compiled 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 239
Scope and Contents

An abridgement of universal history, especially the history of Persia, from the earliest times to 948 A.H., 1541 C.E. It was compiled in 948 A.H., 1541 C.E., by Amīr Sayyid Yaḥyá b. ‘Abd al-Laṭīf al-Ḥusaynī al-Qazvīnī (d. 962 A.H., 1555 C.E.), and dedicated to Prince Abū al-Fatḥ Bahrām-Mirzā, a brother of Shāh-Tahmāsp Ṣafavī (d. 984 A.H., 1576 C.E.).

Dates: undated (original text compiled 16th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 240: تاریخ عالم آرای عباسی Tarīkh-i ʻālam ārā-yi ʻAbbāsī, 1064 A.H., 1653 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 240
Scope and Contents A complete copy in two parts of the life and reign of Shāh-‘Abbās the Great, the seventh King of the Safavid dynasty who reigned over Persia for 44 years and died at the age of 60, a.h. 1038 (a.d. 1629). The work was originally completed and dedicated to ‘Abbās in 1025 A.H., 1616 C.E., but was afterwards continued until 1038 A.H., 1629 C.E. This part includes a history of the Shāh's predecessors, and inscribed to Shāh-Ṣāfī by Iskandar Beg, better known as "Munshī", who was one of the record...
Dates: 1064 A.H.; 1653 C.E.

Or Ms 406: تاريخ گزيده Ta'rīkh-i Guzīdah, undated copy (original text extant by 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 406
Scope and Contents

A general history from the earliest times to 730 A.H. (1329 C.E.), the year, as it is stated in the preface, when it was compiled by Ḥamd-allāh b. 'Abī Bakr b. Aḥmad b. Naṣr Mustawfī Qazvīnī (d. 750 A.H., 1349 C.E.).

Dates: undated copy (original text extant by 17th cent. C.E.)

Organisational Information, 1970s - 1990s

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Identifier: GD61/2
Scope and Contents

This series contains information on the history of Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard and an assortment of leaflets created by the service.

Dates: 1970s - 1990s

تأریخ الامم والملوک Tā'rīkh al-umam wa-al-mulūk, 876 A.H., 1471 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 19
Scope and Contents

An abridgement of a work of world history (from the earliest times) by Abū Ja' far Muḥammad b. Jarīr b. Yazīd al-Ṭabarī (839 -923 C.E), a famous imam of Baghdad, great author, and one of the most eminent Iranian scholars of the early Abbasid era.

Dates: 876 A.H.; 1471 C.E.
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants. [Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

جامع التواریخ Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles), 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 20
Scope and Contents This manuscript, among the most iconic items held by 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. Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh was written by the historian and vizier to the Ilkhanid court, Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍl-allāh Ṭabīb Hamadānī (ca. 1247-1318 C.E.), and copied in Tabriz by the author's own scribes and illustrators. This fragment of the manuscript...
Dates: 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)