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.
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.


Rubricated titles.


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 by Dr Mohammad Emami based on the information published in the Persian catalogue by Dr Ali Mir-Ansari (Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016).


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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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