Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 51 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of the conquest of Ifrīqīyah under the reign of the Caliph 'Uthman

Title: فتوح افريقية
Title: Conquest of Ifrikiyah
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى هدانا لكتابه ... اما بعد هذا الكتاب جمعت فيه فتوح افريقية بعد ان سئلنى عليه صاحبى وهو ابو العباس احمد بن عبد الله الانطكى رض فاجبته الى ذلك
Explicit: وهذا ما انتهى الينا من فتوح افريقية على التمام والكمال والحمد الله الخ
Colophon: كمل كتاب فتوح افريقية ... على يد العبد الفقير ... الحاج محجوب بن محمد بن عبد الله. فرغت من كتابى هذا يوم الخميس من شهر الله العظيم جمادى الاخر الثانى عشر منه سنة ثمانية وسبعين ومائة والف بعد هجرة النبى
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 281 [51]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 310 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 208 × 147 mm.


Origin: 1178 AH (1765 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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