Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Pococke 324 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Pococke Collection


1 copy of Zubdat al-fikrah fī taʼrīkh al-hijrah by Baybars al-Manṣūrī, ca. 1245-1325

Vol. 9 (559*-744 A.H. - 1164-1343 A.D.) only

*Brock.ʼs “599” in G2 is a misprint.

4) Vol. 7 (years 400-490/1009-1096): Istanbul, Faizullah Ms. 1459.

The Oxford manuscript, Bodleian Ms. Pococke 324 (see Uri, I, p. 158, n° DCCIV), which on its title page (fol. 2a) and its colophon (fol. 253a) claims to be the ninth volume of the Zubdat al-fikrah, is clearly not part of that work. The copying was completed on 10 Muḥarram 882/24 April 1477 by acertain Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Zayn al-Dīn ʻUmar ibn Gharsal-Dīn Khalīl ibn Nāṣir al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Akshafī. The text covers the period 559-744/1163-1344, and therefore includes on fol. 242b, sub anno 725, a notice of Baybarsʼ own death

Language(s): Arabic


[UAM. 704, with corrig. Nicoll p. 592]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 252 ff.


Origin: 1477 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Edward Pococke, d. 1691.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1692.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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