Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2004 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Bar-Hebraeus, Cream of the sciences.

ff. 1v-66v.
Title: The Cream of the sciences.
Language(s): In Syriac with a Garshuni Arabic translation.

A compendium of logic, physics, and theology. The Arabic and Syriac are in parallel columns.

ff. 66v-67v.
Title: A creed.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 68r-72r.
Author: Athīr ad-dīn Mufaḍḍal ibn ʿOmar al-Abharī
Title: Brief introduction to the science of logic.
Language(s): In Garshuni Arabic.
ff. 72v-97a.
Author: Shams ad-dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥamzah al-Fanārī.
Title: Commentary on al-Abharī's Introduction.
Language(s): In Garshuni Arabic.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 17½ cm.
Extent: 97 ff.

Condition

Ff. 2-11 are a later supply.

Hand(s)

Written in a neat serto hand and dated 1703 CE.

Binding

Crudely bound in canvas over paper boards.

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.496-500.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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