Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 480 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This is a work on the event of the Battle of Karbalā, beginning from the killing of Abū al-Faz̤l al-ʿAbbās and ending by the Qāsim bin Ḥasan bin ʿAlī going to the battlefield.
Language(s): Persian

History of Islam

Author: Unknown
Title: [Tārīkh-i Islām]
Title: [تاریخ اسلام]
Incipit: || … صحرای کربلا کرد و فرمود اصبروا… یعنی ای پسر عمّان من و ای اهل بیت و برادران من صبر کنید که بعد ازین روز مذلت و … نخواهد بود … در شهادت قدوهٔ ناس حضرت عبّاس بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم الحمدلله الذی اعظم مصیبتنا بمصیبه…
Explicit: …ناگاه لشکر ابن سعد از سواره و پیاده بیکبار بر او حمله کردند و با نیزه و تیر و شمشیر روی بوی کردند قاسم در دریای حرب غوطه‌ور گردید و سپاه کفر بر او هجوم‌آور شدند راوی می‌گوید من در آن وقت… ||
Colophon: Missing.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 133

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (regular and thin), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Extent: 117 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 32 × 22 cm.
Dimensions (written): 23 × 14 cm.


Water damage and corrosion seen on folios and edges.


27 lines per page.


Gracefull Naskh, relatively large, one hand; some titles unwritten.


Pasteboard (outer facing in marble paper), 23 × 33 cm, front + back cover


Head band and stitching in disarray.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; 12th century AH; 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to The Ferdowsi Library by Dr Caro Minasian in 1972.

Record Sources

This record was created based on the information published in: Mir-Ansari, Ali, Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016.


Entry to the Library is permitted upon presentation of a valid university ID card (for admissions procedures, please visit Wadham College Library, Persian Studies Section). Please Contact persian.library@wadham.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Key to bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:


AQR: Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi; FAW: Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection); GIE: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts; GIP: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Photographed and Microfilmed Manuscripts; GUL: Library of Ayatollah Gulpayigani; LAH: Library of Ayatollah Ha'iri (Library of Faydiyya Seminary); MAJ: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; MAL: Malek National Museum and Library; MNL: Mar'ashi Najafi Library; NLI: National Library of Iran; SEP: Sepahsalar (Shahid Motahari) Mosque and School of Tehran; TCL: Tabriz Central Public Library; UTA: Library of Literature Faculty, University of Tehran; UTL: Central Library of University of Tehran.


ALZ: الذریعه; ARP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی; COM: فهرست مشترک نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; DEN: فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران (دنا); FAM: فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; FAP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی فارسی; FIH: فهرستواره کتاب‌های فارسی; KAS: کشف الظنون عن اسامی الکتب و الفنون; RAY: ریحانة الادب فی تراجمِ المعروفین بالکنیة او اللّقب; TAB: طبقات اعلام الشیعه.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)


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