Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1135 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


The cause of all causes.

Title: The cause of all causes.
Language(s): Syriac, but with marginal notes throughout in later hands, some in Arabic.

The caption title is Book of the knowledge of truth. It is in 7 memre, breaking off in chapter 2 of the last memra.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 24 cm.
Extent: 274 ff.


A leaf is wanting after fol. 177 and fol. 273 with its subscription is partly torn away.


Written in a good serto hand by a scribe named Behnam and dated 2171 AS = 1860.


Bound in cloth in Cambridge.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Huw Ifor Lloyd, 1928.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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