Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bodl. Or. 516 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of al-Qānūn al-Masʻūdī by Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 973?-1048

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 476
[NAM. 370; revd. by Beeston]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 161 ff. [lacking beg.]


Origin: 1082 [collated with autograph]. 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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