Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 80 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A succinct general history of the Caliphs, Kings and rulers of Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia and Arabia

Title: المقنع من أخبار الملوك والخلفاء وولاة مكة الشرفاء
Title: The Efficient from the History of Kings and Caliphs and the Sharif Governors of Meccah
Incipit: الحمد الله الفعال لما يريد والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا محمد الهادي لكل امر مجيد وبعد فان من ولاني بالاحسان من اعيان هذا الزمان التمس مني ان اجمع له الخلفاء العباسيين ... وسميت هذا التاليف المقنع من أخبار الملوك والخلفاء وولاة مكة الشرفاء
Explicit: ودخل الملك الناصر الى القلعة يوم عيد الفطر من السنة واتي بالمظفر الى الناصر فخنق في شوال والحمد الله وحده وصلى الله الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 248 [80]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 29 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 175 mm.


1 column, 17 lines


Origin: circa 1650 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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