Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 34 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The first volume of the historical work on Egypt by al-Maqrīzī

Title: المواعظ والإعتبار في ذكر الخطط والآثار
Title: Book of Admonition and Example in the Commemoration of Territorial Divisions and of Monuments
Incipit: الحمد الله الذي عرف وفهم وعلم الانسان ما لم يعلم ... وبعد فان علم التاريخ من اجل القلوم قدرا واشرفها عند العقلا مكانة
Explicit: واما منازل المعز فاشتراها الملك المظفر تقي الدين عمر بن شاهنشاه بن نجم الدين ايوب بن شادي في نصف شعبان سنة ست وستين وخمسمائة وجعلها مدرسة للفقهاء الشافعية واشترى الروضة وجعلها وقفا على المدرسة المذكورة والله اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والمآب. تم الجزء الاول من كتاب تاريخ الخطط للامام الفاضل العلامة المقريزي تغمده الله تعالمى برحمته ونفعنا به
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue No. Arabic MS 267 [34]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 521 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 237 × 176 mm.


Origin: circa 1780 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


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