Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ECOM 17 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Eton Windsor


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of a part of a commentary on the Koran entitled al-Burhān fī tartīb suwar al-Qurʼān

A fragment of a work on the arrangement of the chapters of the Koran

Incipit: ونحن نتخوف ملكا من ملوك غسان ذكر لنا انه يريد يمير الينا
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 29 ff.



Maghribi script


Origin: Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

This manuscript is part of a small collection of Islamic manuscripts held at Eton College Library, which are not part of the separate ‘Pote Collection’. (The Pote Collection was given in 1788 by Edward Ephraim Pote to Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge and is now held on loan at the Cambridge University Library).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M.S.Q. Fraser, Islamic manuscripts in the Eton College Library, 1996.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College


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