Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Selden superius 43 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Selden superius Collection


1 copy of Life of Takla Haimanot the Abyssinian

Author: Anonymous
Title: Life of Takla Haimanot the Abyssinian

Takla Haimanot was sent by King Claudius of Abyssinia (1540-59) to Gabriel, 95th patriarch (1526-69?)

Language(s): Arabic


Graf I, p. 539
[UAC. 105]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 78 ff.


Origin: 1593 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of John Selden.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by Selden's estate in 1659.

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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