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Iran -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 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 186: روضته الصفاء Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ, 1006 A.H., 1598 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 186
Scope and Contents A well-known general history in seven volumes, from the earliest times to the time of the author, Sayyid Muḥammad b. Burhān al-Dīn Khawand-Shāh (d. 903 A.H., 1498 C.E.). Most of the work was written by the author himself, but was completed by his grandson Ghiyās̱ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḥāmid al-Dīn Khwand-Amīr (d. 942 A.H., 1535 C.E.). This manuscript includes volumes 1-3 of the work, each with an illuminated frontispiece.At the beginning of the manuscript there is a contents page in...
Dates: 1006 A.H.; 1598 C.E.

Or Ms 187: روضته الصفاء Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ, 999 A.H., 1591 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 187
Scope and Contents A well-known general history in seven volumes, from the earliest times to the time of the author, Sayyid Muḥammad b. Burhān al-Dīn Khawand-Shāh (d. 903 A.H., 1498 C.E.). Most of the work was written by the author himself, but was completed by his grandson Ghiyās̱ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḥāmid al-Dīn Khwand-Amīr (d. 942 A.H., 1535 C.E.). This manuscript includes volumes 4-5 of the work, each with an illuminated frontispiece. They feature in reverse order.For volumes 1-3 of this work,...
Dates: 999 A.H.; 1591 C.E.

Or Ms 188: روضته الصفاء Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ, 999 A.H., 1591 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 188
Scope and Contents A well-known general history in seven volumes, from the earliest times to the time of the author, Sayyid Muḥammad b. Burhān al-Dīn Khawand-Shāh (d. 903 A.H., 1498 C.E.). Most of the work was written by the author himself, but was completed by his grandson Ghiyās̱ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḥāmid al-Dīn Khwand-Amīr (d. 942 A.H., 1535 C.E.). This manuscript includes volumes 6-7 of the work, each with an illuminated frontispiece.For volumes 1-3 of this work, from the collection of the same...
Dates: 999 A.H.; 1591 C.E.

Or Ms 203: تحفة الهند Tuḥfat al-Hind, 1182 A.H., 1735 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 203
Scope and Contents

A general History of India from the earliest times to the reign of Farrukhsiyar. An account of the early Kings of Persia is also included. The author is Lāl-Rām b. Rāi Dūlah-Rām b. Rāi Kunjaman, who compiled it,1148 A.H., 1735 C.E., in the 18th year of Muḥammad-Shāh's reign.

Dates: 1182 A.H.; 1735 C.E.

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 241: نامهٔ شاه عباسِ ثانی Nāmah-yi Shāh-‘Abbās II, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 241
Scope and Contents A letter stated to have been sent by Shāh-‘Abbās II of Persia, after his conquest of Kandahar in 1058 A.H. (1648 C.E.), to Jahāngīr, emperor of India, with the reply of the letter included.A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk et al. (1925) states: "This is evidently wrong, for ‘Abbās II, who ascended the throne, A.H. 1052 (A.D. 1642), was a contemporary of...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 412: نظام التّواریخ Niẓam al-tāwārīkh, undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 412
Scope and Contents This is a valuable short history of Persia from the earliest times to 674 A.H. (1275-1276 C.E.), by Naṣir al-Dīn 'Abd-allāh b. 'Umar al-Bayḍāwī who purportedly died at Tabriz in 1319 C.E., although his death date is disputed, and who is also celebrated for his commentary upon the Qur'ān. The current work was composed in 674 A.H. (1275 C.E.).The present copy has 57 folios, is written in good Nasta'līq, and is gold-lined round the columns with headings in red. It appears to be by...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 427: روضة الصفاء Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ, undated (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 427
Scope and Contents

A short fragment (five folios) of a well-known general history in seven volumes, from the earliest times to the time of the author, Sayyid Muḥammad b. Burhān al-Dīn Khawand-Shāh (d. 903 A.H., 1498 C.E.). Most of the work was written by the author himself, but was completed by his grandson Ghiyās̱ al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ḥāmid al-Dīn Khwand-Amīr (d. 942 A.H., 1535 C.E.).

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