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Islam -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Manuscripts of the Islamicate World and South Asia

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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.)

Or Ms 19: تأریخ الامم والملوک Tā'rīkh al-umam wa-al-mulūk, 876 A.H., 1471 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 19
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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...

Or Ms 20: 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.)

Or Ms 21: وفیات الاعیان Wafayāt al-a'yān, undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 21
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These are the famous biographies commenced in Cairo, 654 A.H. (1256 C.E.) and completed there, 672 A.H. (1274 C.E.) by the celebrated scholar, poet, and historian, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrahīm b. Abī Bakr b. Khallikān (d. 681A.H., 1282 C.E.).

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 22: وفیات الاعیان Wafayāt al-a'yān, undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 22
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These are the famous biographies commenced in Cairo, 654 A.H. (1256 C.E.) and completed there, 672 A.H. (1274 C.E.) by the celebrated scholar, poet, and historian, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrahīm b. Abī Bakr b. Khallikān (d. 681A.H., 1282 C.E.).

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 23: المنهل الصافي والمستوفي بعد الوافي al-Manhal al-ṣāfī-wa al-mustawfī ba'd al-wāfī, undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 23
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This is vol. i of the biographical dictionary of famous persons by Yusuf b. Taghrībirdī al-Mālikī al-Naṣīrī (d. 874 A.H., 1469 C.E.). In all other descriptions he is called al-Ẓahīrī. It begins with an account of the life and reign of al-Malik Mu'izz al-Dīn Aibak al-Turkmānī (fol. 2). The volume ends with the notes on Ṭalhah al-Maghribī. This work is a continuation of the al-Wāfī of al-Ṣafadī up to the time of the author.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 24: کشف الظنون عن أسامي الکتب والفنون Kashf al-ẓunūn 'an 'asāmī al-kutub wa-al-funūn, undated copy (original text composed 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 24
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An excellent MS. of an abridgement of the encyclopaedic and biographical dictionary of the famous Muṣṭafá b. 'Abd-allāh Kātib Chalabī, known as Ḥājjī Khalfah, who died (circ.) 1067 A.H. (1657 C.E.).

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

Or Ms 71: روضة الصفاء Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ, 1057 A.H., 1647 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 71
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An excellent copy (seven volumes bound in one) in good preservation of the famous work on general history, composed around the turn of the 16th century C.E., by Muḥammad b. Khāvandshāh b. Maḥmūd, “Mīrkhānd”.

Dates: 1057 A.H.; 1647 C.E.

Or Ms 72: حبیب السیر في اخبار افراد البشر Ḥabīb al-siyar fī akhbār afrād al-bashar, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 72
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This MS comprises the first two juz', or parts, of the third volume of the well-known general history, which was originally written in 927-930 A.H. (1521-1524 C.E.), by the grandson of Mīrkhānd who had completed Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ (see Or Ms 71), Ghiyās al-Dīn, known as Khānd-Amīr.

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

Or Ms 73: ظفرنامه Ẓafar-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 73
Scope and Contents An authentic history of the great conqueror Tīmūr (Tamerlane) from his birth, 736 A.H. (1336 C.E.), to his death, 807 A.H. (1405 C.E.), collected from official records, by Mawlānā Sharaf al-Dīn 'Alī Yazdī (d. 858 A.H., 1454 C.E.), who was attached to the court of Sulṭān Shāhrukh Mīrzā, and subsequently of his son, Sulṭān Ibrāhīm Mīrzā, at whose desire the present work was compiled at Shiraz in four years and dedicated to Shāhrukh in 828 A.H. (1425 C.E.). The ...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)