Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 716 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 4 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Arabic prose literature, Maqamah, Arabic letters, Arabic literature, and Universal history
1. ff. 1v-135r
Title: Maqāmāt

With variant readings and glosses

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 276
[NAM. 103 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 518]
2. ff. 135v-137v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 277
[NAM. 103 (2)]
3. ff. 138-148r

Extract only, with specimens of metres

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 154
[NAM. 103 (3)]
4. ff. 148v-167

Excerpts only

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 144
[NAM. 103 (4)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
135 ff. 3 ff. 11 ff. 20 ff.


Origin: 1371 CE 1371 CE 1371 CE 1371 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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