Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 578 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


4 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Calendars, Astronomy, and Arithmetic

1. fols. 1v-10r

Introductory text only, followed by calendar tables for reducing dates in one era to those of another, taken from Ulugh Beg, 1394-1449

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 213
[NAM. 289 (1), revd. by Beeston]
2. ff. 11v-33v

In the Arabic trans. by Yaḥyá ibn ʻAlī al-Rifāʻī (part only [to end of Maq. 1, bāb 6])

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 213
[NAM. 289 (2), revd. by Beeston]
3. fols. 35v-100v

Lacking end from fann 2, bāb 3, faṣl 2 (middle)

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 200
[NAM. 289 (3), revd. by Beeston]
4. ff. 104v-177v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[NAM. 289 (4), revd. by Beeston]

Physical Description

Form: codex
10 fols. 23 fols. 66 fols. 74 ff.


Origin: 17th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The Library of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, d. 1713.

The Marsh bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1714.

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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