Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1138 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Yosip II, The polished mirror.

Title: The polished mirror.
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

A work of Catholic theology in 5 chapters.

Title: A work that gathers all the heresies that can be found in the books of the Chaldeans.
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

'Chaldeans' refers to the Church of the East.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 21 cm.
Extent: 237 ff.


Written in a professional East Syriac hand with vowels in red and black. A part-colophon on fol. 214a gives the date 1717.


Bound in full leather with blind tooling and a stamp on front and back boards.



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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