Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Arab. e. 172 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Ḥikmat al-ishrāq by Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash, 1152 or 3-1191

with an anonymous commentary [not identical with any of those described by Rieu (B. M. no. 427) nor with any mentioned by Ritter (Der Islam xxiv., 1937, pp. 276 f.)]. [*Compd. 582/1186 acc. to Brock., but 572/1176 acc. to K.ʼs reading of this MS.; the day of the month does not agree in either case]

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 437
[K 271]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 241 ff.


Origin: 1666 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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